Two teams sitting on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table are clashing today, when the Atlanta Hawks (18-35), looking to extend their current rare winning streak, are hosting the Toronto Raptors (39-16), who have lost only once in their last 4 games.

Date/Time: 02-07-2019, 19:30 EDT

Spread: Atlanta Hawks +9

Total: +232

Atlanta Hawks have a 18-35 record (24-29 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 12th place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Wizards with a 137-129 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by John Collins with 19.6 ppg, adding a team high 10 boards per game. He is followed by Trae Young with 16.8 ppg and a team high 7.4 dimes per game.

Toronto Raptors have a 39-16 record (25-30 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have won three of their last four matches and in their last game they won on the road against the Sixers with a 119-107 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27.3 ppg, adding a team high 7.9 boards per game. He is followed by Serge Ibaka with 16.1 ppg and 7.8 boards per game.

Raptors have won both previous meetings against the Hawks earlier this season (at home by three points and on the road by 16). Hawks have a 8-13 home record, while the Raptors are 17-11 on the road. Raptors are better both offensively, scoring 113.9 ppg to Hawks’ 110.9 and defensively, allowing 108.5 ppg to Hawks’ 118.2 ppg. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47% to 45.3%) and in 3-pointers (34.5% to 34.1%). Hawks on the other hand are better in dimes made (25.5 to 24.3) and in boards grabbed (45.5 to 45.1), while Raptors are better in turnovers committed (13.2 to 18). Raptors are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -9 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road win against an inferior Hawks team.

Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction: Toronto Raptors -9 (-108)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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