Hawks take on Raptors in hoops contest
Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Toronto and Atlanta on Wednesday, with the host Raptors trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Supporters of the Hawks have seen them go 39-32 and 34-35-2 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 26-44 and 33-36-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 36-34, while the Hawks are 36-34-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 22-rated Raptors and the No. 20-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-96 win for the Hawks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 24 in the league with 40.7 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 3 with 8.9 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 8-rated mark, allowing 96.2 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 100-94 result against the Pacers on March 25. The Hawks covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. Josh Smith scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Hawks to victory (they lost 100-94 to Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday).
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 110-84 loser as they battled the Knicks on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 194 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Raptors were blown out by New York on Saturday, losing by a 110-84 final at Madison Square Garden in basketball betting action.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing New York are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few Hawks at Raptors trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta at Boston, Friday, March 29
Toronto at Detroit, Friday, March 29