NBA odds preview - Trail Blazers vs. Hawks

Portland Trail BlazersAtlanta Hawks
March 22, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

32-36TEAM RECORD38-30

The Hawks will be trying to slam the Trail Blazers on Friday when the teams tip off at Philips Arena in NBA betting action.

The Hawks sport records of 38-30 and 32-34-2 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 32-36 and 32-33-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 34-33-1 for the Hawks and 37-31 for the Trail Blazers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hawks in this one found them as 7.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 199 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Trail Blazers odds would favor the Trail Blazers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 20 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 24-rated squad against Portland's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 3 in the league with 8.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.3 per outing.

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.7 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Portland was a 99-89 winner on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds leading Portland over Chicago, 99-89, on Thursday at United Center.

The Hawks were a 98-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Hawks got a 27-point performance from Jeff Teague, who added 11 assists as Atlanta ran past Milwaukee 98-90 on Wednesday at Philips Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Trail Blazers at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Portland's last 22 games
Portland is 10-3-1 ATS in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Portland
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Portland
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland at Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 24
Atlanta at Milwaukee, Sunday, March 24