Atlanta vs Toronto NBA Betting Expert Analysis

Atlanta vs Toronto | NBA Betting Expert Analysis

The Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors are both battling for playoff positioning in the Eastern Conference as they square off Tuesday in Toronto. The Raptors will be favored on the NBA odds.

How to Bet Hawks at Raptors NBA Odds & TV Info

  • When: Tuesday, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena
  • TV: NBA League Pass
  • Stream: NBA.com, NBA TV app
  • Radio: Tunein.com
  • NBA Odds: TBA (Raptors will be favored)

Season Series

This is the final meeting between the clubs with Toronto leading 2-1. They last played Feb. 26 in Atlanta and the Hawks won 127-100. Trae Young had 41 points. Young was 17 of 24 from the field, 6 of 6 from the line and had 11 assists. Onyeka Okongwu matched his season high with 17 points for Atlanta, which pulled away by outscoring Toronto 38-16 in the decisive third period. Fred VanVleet led Toronto with 24 points and nine assists. Precious Achiuwa added a season-high 21 points.

Why Bet on Atlanta?

The streak after a 122-115 home upset of Brooklyn on Saturday despite Kevin Durant’s career-high 55 points.  Durant set another career high by making eight 3-pointers. Kyrie Irving had 31 points to complement Durant, but the Nets had no other scorer in double figures. Brooklyn had too little scoring support for its two leaders while missing two starters and another top backup.

Trae Young accounted for 35 points, 10 assists and six rebounds in the win. Brooklyn pulled to within 111-108 late before Young scored five in a row to put the game away for good. He scored 11 of his team-high 35 in the final 90 seconds. Young is the first Hawk with at least 2,000 points in a single season since Dominique Wilkins did so during the 1992-93 campaign (2,121). Young ranks second in the NBA in total points and first in total assists.

De’Andre Hunter finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and two assists. It was his second double-double of the season.  Lou Williams closed with eight points and two rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench. It was the 1,000th career game off the bench for Williams, as he becomes the first player in NBA history to reach that figure — the previous record was 984 games, held by Dell Curry.

The Hawks, attempting to regain the late-season momentum which pushed them to the last year’s Eastern Conference finals, have won 10 of 13. They have an offensive rating of 113.7, the best offensive rating in franchise history.

Over the past 21 games, the Hawks have scored 120-or-more points 15 times, while connecting on 10-or-more from deep in 19 of the 20 games, as well as dishing out 25+ assists in 18 games. The Hawks, who currently rank 3rd in free throw percentage % (.814) and 3rd in free throws made (18.0), have 13 games of shooting .900-or-better from the charity stripe, including three games of a perfect 1.000 clip.

Why Bet on Toronto?

Will the Raptors have starting forward OG Anunoby? He missed Sunday’s game vs. Miami with a thigh contusion. He Has scored 20+ points in 19-of-46 games played this year, something he did 13 times in 43 games last season. Anunoby is shooting .556 (25-45) from the field and .591 (13-22) from three over his past four games. Khem Birch started for him Sunday. Birch is averaging 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 18.9 minutes in 24 games as a starter.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.4 points, and career bests of 8.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season. Siakam is one of just five players in the NBA averaging 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, along with Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, LeBron James and Nikola Jokic. No Raptor has averaged 22-8-5 over the course of an entire season.

Rookie Scottie Barnes is averaging 17.6 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists since the All-Star break. Barnes (15.3 pts, 7.5 reb, 3.5 ast) is currently on pace to become the first rookie since Luka Doncic in 2018-19 to average 15-7-3 in their first season. Barnes is the only rookie who ranks in the top-five in points, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals and minutes. He has scored in double figures in 17 of the last 18 games, averaging 17.7 points.

Barnes’ recent play has put him in a great position to overtake Evan Mobley for Rookie of the Year honors with Mobley out injured. It’s possible they could share the award. Co-Rookie of the Year has happened 3 times in NBA history. The first time was in the 1970-71 season with Geoff Petrie and Dave Cowens. The second time was in the 1994-95 season, won by Jason Kidd and Grant Hill. The last time it happened was in the 1999-00 season with Steve Francis and Elton Brand.

Toronto (18.8) currently ranks third in the NBA in points off turnovers.

Expert Prediction

  • Raptors 112, Hawks 108
 
 

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