Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 2/23/2024

The Toronto Raptors (20-36) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (24-31) on Friday, February 23rd. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on Peac. The Raptors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Nets. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Raptors took down the Nets by a score of 121-93. At the beginning of the second half, the Raptors were leading 59-48.

As of today, the Raptors have an overall record of 20-36 and are 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently ranked 12th and are 5th in the Atlantic division.

The Raptors have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 27-29. Toronto has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 14-14 ATS on the road compared to 13-15 at home.

The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks were defeated by the Hornets in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 122-99. The Hawks not only lost the game but also failed to cover the spread as -7 point favorites. Considering the over/under, the total of 221 points fell short of the set over/under line of 238.5.

Heading into their matchup with the Raptors, the Hawks are 24-31 overall. When facing other Eastern Conference teams, the Hawks have a record of 14-23, while going 10-8 in non-conference play.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 17-38 as they come into today’s game. On the road, the Hawks have an ATS record of 9-18, as opposed to a 8-20 record against the spread when playing at home.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

This season, the Toronto offense is ranked 19th in the NBA in scoring at 114 points per game.

On the season, the Raptors are averaging 114 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, averaging 116.6 points per game compared to 111.4 at home.

So far, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 46.4% of their games. In terms of pace, the Raptors are 14th in the league at 99 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are hitting 47% of their shots, which is 14th in the NBA. They are also 6th in two-point field goals made but just 25th in three-pointers made.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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Today, the Hawks enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 121.3 points per game (3rd).

At home, the Hawks are averaging 124.1 points per game, which is 2nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in scoring at 121.3 points per game. When it comes to pace, Atlanta is 3rd in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 7th in made threes at 13.7 per game. They are also 6th in three-point attempts at 38.1 per game. Overall, Atlanta is shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

Inside the arc, the Hawks are 20th in two-point shooting at 53%. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is 23rd in the NBA at 46%. When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Hawks are 4th in attempts and 2nd in made free throws at 20.4 per game.

Raptors Team Defense

At present, the Raptors’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 117.3 points per game. Inside the arc, the Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.0% and 37.4% from three-point territory.

Hawks Team Defense

Facing Toronto, the Hawks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 123.9 points allowed per game (29th). The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.3% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.

Key Players For The Raptors And Hawks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Scottie Barnes as the primary point contributor for the Raptors, finishing with 19 points while maintaining a 7/15 shooting accuracy. This season, he is averaging 20 points per game along with 8.2 boards.

As for Atlanta, Trae Young is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hawks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 27, and adding 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 42.7%, and his scoring average is 26.7 points per game.

Raptors vs Hawks Trends

  • Through their last three road contests, the Raptors offense has averaged 116 points per game while allowing an average of 130. Toronto posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Through their last ten home games, Atlanta has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 114 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Toronto has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Hawks have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.

Raptors vs Hawks Prediction

The Hawks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 130-117. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Hawks at -6.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 244.5, and our model predicts the Raptors and Hawks to score a combined 247 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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

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