NBA Betting Predictions: Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks
This evening at 4pm Eastern, the Toronto Raptors (4-9) travel to take on the Atlanta Hawks (9-4) . BetDSI Sportsbook current NBA Live Betting Lines display the Atlanta Hawks large -10 1/2 points over the visiting Toronto Raptors (9-4).
The Atlanta Hawks are coming into this game with four consecutive wins with their most recent a tough 93-91 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Atlanta was thoroughly outscored in the first half to come back and dominate the second leading to the narrow victory. Shooting 32 of 78 from the floor and hitting 7 of 21 threes there were some difficulty scoring wasn’t as big an issue as their defense giving up 53 first half points. After making the appropriate corrections at halftime the Hawks then shut them down allowing only 38 second half points.
Guard Joe Johnson put in 38 minutes against Minnesota leading the Hawks in scoring with 25 points, while grabbing 5 boards and 3 assists. Jeff Teague had a huge game with his 41 minutes playing time scoring 20 points and an impressive 10 assists. The Atlanta Hawks bench got in on the scoring as well with both Ivan Johnson and Willie Green both putting up double digit points.
The Toronto Raptors have had their difficulties this year in only producing four wins thus far. The other day in their most recent they were soundly beaten 77-64 on the road against the Chicago Bulls. Toronto shot 33 – 82 from the floor and only hit 4 of 15 three point attempts. The Raptors had issues keeping possession of the rock as they turned the ball over 9 times to Chicago’s 5.
Toronto had three players score double digit points, but none were able to dominate the court. Guard DeMar DeRozan went 7 of 15 from the field putting up 15 points and blocking two shots against the Bulls. The Bench is where most of the Raptors points came from as Leandro Barbosa had 15 and James Johnson had 12 points. Center Amir Johnson led the game in rebounds with 13 on the night he also was a physical defensive force with three blocked shots.
My NBA Betting Prediction: The Atlanta Hawks play hard fought basketball at home and there is no reason why they shouldnt pick up their fifth consecutive victory after dispatching the Toronto Raptors easily tonight. I look for Atlanta to cover the spread while playing at home against Toronto.
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