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April 16, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

32-48TEAM RECORD44-36

Atlanta looks to cover the Hawks-Raptors pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 44-36 mark when they host Toronto in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks are 44-36 so far on the season, and 37-41-2 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 32-48 and 39-40-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 41-38-1 and the Raptors go 40-40 on the totals.

View Toronto vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Hawks sat as 5.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 196.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Hawks and the No. 22-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:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 98 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 18 at 98.8 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 46.6% so far, more than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 21-rated mark, allowing 102.6 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Toronto was a 93-87 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (180) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Brooklyn was victimized by DeMar DeRozan for 36 points as the Raptors defeated the Nets 93-87 in NBA action on Sunday.

The Hawks were a 109-104 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (213) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta got 24 points from Josh Smith en route to a 109-104 victory over Milwaukee on Friday at Philips Arena.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Raptors at Hawks trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Toronto's last 19 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta's last 19 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Boston, Wednesday, April 17
Atlanta at New York, Wednesday, April 17