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Trail Blazers host Hawks in basketball action

Atlanta HawksPortland Trail Blazers
26-32March 05, 2014, 10:30 | Moda Center41-19

Atlanta pays a visit to Portland on Wednesday, hoping to send the Trail Blazers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Moda Center.

This season the Trail Blazers are 41-19 overall and 32-28 ATS against the number, while the Hawks are 26-32 and 27-30-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Portland is 34-25-1 on the OU, and Atlanta is 36-21-1.

View Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Trail Blazers) and the No. 25 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 100-96 result in favor of the Trail Blazers is predicted by handicapping models.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 129-120 result against the Suns on March 2. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 249 combined points took the game OVER the total. Atlanta got 29 points from Jeff Teague en route to a 129-120 loss against Phoenix on Sunday at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Portland was a 107-106 loser at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Trail Blazers to victory (they lost 107-106 to Los Angeles at Moda Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 1-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 27-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 2 in the league with 9.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 1 with 9.55 per outing.

Next up:
Atlanta at Golden State, Friday, March 7th
Portland at Dallas, Friday, March 7th