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Trail Blazers visit Hawks in NBA clash

Portland Trail BlazersAtlanta Hawks
Jan 18, 8:00 PM | Philips Arena

Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks Odds


The Atlanta Hawks host Portland on Wednesday, looking to build on their 10-4 mark against the 8-5 Trail Blazers in NBA action at Philips Arena.

The Hawks sport records of 10-4 and 7-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Trail Blazers sit at 8-5 and 7-6 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-7-1 for the Hawks and 6-7 for the Trail Blazers.

View Portland vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 186 at most shops.

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. 6 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Trail Blazers sit at No. 1. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-99 win for the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 15 at 94.8 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Trail Blazers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Trail Blazers own the league's No. 13-rated mark, allowing 95.2 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

Last time out for Portland, they were an 84-77 winner as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Trail Blazers covered in the match as a 6-point favorite, while 161 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points leading the Trail Blazers to an 84-77 victory over New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Monday.

The Hawks were a 93-84 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Hawks got a 28-point performance from Josh Smith, who added 15 rebounds as Atlanta ran past Toronto 93-84 on Monday at Philips Arena.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Trail Blazers at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Portland is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing Atlanta
Portland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Portland
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Portland

Next up:
Portland at Toronto, Friday, January 20
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Friday, January 20