Hawks vs. Raptors - 4/7/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (51-25) at Atlanta Hawks (46-32)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks meet early Thursday night at the Philips Arena.
The Toronto Raptors look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.7 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.7 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.5 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last six road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.9 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 99 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.1 points and 8.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Kent Bazemore is dishing 2.3 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Hawks are really playing some solid ball right now and continue to play for playoff position. While I'm high on the Raptors and made a lot of money off them, the Hawks should win and cover this line at home.