Hawks home to Raptors in NBA betting action
Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Philips Arena features an NBA battle between the host Atlanta Hawks and the visiting Toronto Raptors in betting action on Wednesday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks currently sports a record of 25-19, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-23-2 ATS. The Raptors are 16-29 and 23-21-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks post a 22-21-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 24-21 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with the Hawks in this one found them as 7.5-point favorites earlier at , while the total had been sitting in the area of 195 at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Hawks and the No. 24-ranked Raptors, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-96 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 16-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 23 at 100 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (44.5% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 27-rated mark, allowing 103.7 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 114-102 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Aaron Gray scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 114-102 against Golden State in NBA action at Air Canada Centre.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 106-104 result against the Knicks on January 27. The Hawks covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Hawks wasted a 27-point performance from Jeff Teague as New York ran past them 106-104 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 3-7
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Raptors at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 18 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Toronto is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto home to LA Clippers, Friday, February 1
Atlanta home to Chicago, Saturday, February 2