Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (45-30) at Toronto Raptors (49-24)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -1.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks invade the Air Canada Center to battle the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.
The Hawks have won nine of their last 10 games and they'll be aiming for a fifth straight win after beating the Bulls by 102-100 on Monday. Jeff Teague led the team in scoring with 26 points and seven assists while Al Horford and Dennis Schroder chipped in with 14 points each as the Hawks escape with the narrow win. Atlanta is now 45-30 on the season which has them in sole position of third place in the Eastern Conference with a one-game lead over fourth-placed Miami.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors have lost three of their last four games and they'll still be licking their wounds after getting blown out by 119-100 against the Thunder on Monday. DeMar DeRozan led the scoring with 19 points, Norman Powell added 18 points while Kyle Lowry had 14 points but the Raptors just had no answer for the combination of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant who combined for 60 points. Despite the loss, Toronto remains locked for second place with a record of 49-24 which leaves them currently clear of Atlanta by five games.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall, while the Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a loss of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Hawks are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Toronto.
The Raptors will be eager to put up a good fight after getting embarrassed by the Thunder in their last outing, but I'm going with the red-hot Hawks who are starting to peak at the right time of the season.