Hawks vs Portland Trail Blazers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hawks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction 3/13/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (29-35) travel to face off against the Portland Trail Blazers (18-46) on Wednesday, March 13th. This game will be played at Moda Center in Portland and televised on ROOT. Both the Hawks and Trail Blazers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 10:00 ET.

Hawks vs Trail Blazers

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Hawks conveyed a message to the Pelicans with a score of 116-103. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Hawks couldn’t cover the spread as +6.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 219 points remained below the established over/under line of 221.5.

As of now, the Hawks have a record of 29-35 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are in 10th place and are currently 3rd in the Southeast division.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 22-42 for the season so far. Atlanta has gone 13-23 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 9-19 when playing as underdogs.

The Trail Blazers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Portland’s most recently played the Celtics and lost with a final score of 121-99. The Trail Blazers managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 66-52.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Hawks, the Trail Blazers are 18-46 overall. At home, they are 10-23, while on the road they are 8-23.

Portland has an overall ATS record of 30-34 for the season so far. The Trail Blazers have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 29-29 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Hawks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 119.6 points per game (5th).

So far this season, the Hawks have been one of the NBA’s highest-scoring teams, averaging 119.6 points per game (5th). However, their scoring numbers have been slightly lower on the road (116.5 PPG).

When it comes to shooting, Atlanta is 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. From beyond the arc, they are 8th in three-point makes (13.5) but are 19th in three-point shooting percentage (36%).

Despite being one of the league’s fastest-paced teams (6th), the Hawks are only 19th in assists at 26.1 per game. However, they have been excellent on the offensive glass, leading the NBA with 12.9 offensive rebounds per game.

Trail Blazers Offense Breakdown

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Through 64 games games, Portland is averaging 108 points per game (28th).

Heading into tonight’s game, the Trail Blazers are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108 points per game. At home, they are averaging 109.1 points per game.

Portland is 29th in the league in field goal percentage at 44%. They are also 30th in true shooting percentage.

One area where the Blazers have excelled this season is on the offensive glass. They are 4th in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game.

Hawks Team Defense

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 29th rank in the NBA, allowing 121.5 points per game. For the season, Atlanta is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.0 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.6%.

Trail Blazers Team Defense

On the defensive side, Trail Blazers is currently hovering around the NBA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 116.1 points per game. So far this season, the Trail Blazers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 6th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 24.0 times per game vs. Portland.

Key Players For The Hawks And Trail Blazers

In today’s game, our projections have Dejounte Murray leading the Hawks with 22 points on 8/18 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.8 points per game, in addition to 5.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Anfernee Simons to be the top scorer for the Trail Blazers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 42.9% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 22.7 points per game.

Hawks vs Trail Blazers Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Atlanta has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 105 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Portland has averaged 110 points per game while allowing 108. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 5-0.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • Atlanta has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 4-1 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

Hawks vs Trail Blazers Prediction

Our bet is on the Hawks for a win, and we project the score to be 113-107. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Hawks with the spread at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 218, and our model predicts the Hawks and Trail Blazers to score a combined 220 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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