Toronto Raptors (11-7) at Atlanta Hawks (4-15)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +7 -- Over/Under: 211.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Toronto Raptors could use a win here to rebound from back-to-back road losses. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 109.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 15.2 points and seven assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and CJ Miles is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last eight road games.
The Atlanta Hawks could use another win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.7 points and 7.1 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 13.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is dishing 2.3 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Raptors are 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I'm not backing the Hawks unless I'm getting double digit points, as this team is awful. However, the Raptors continue to struggle on the road and have blown back-to-back games against teams they should beat if they're truly one of the better teams in the East. Anyway, the Raptors are shooting 50.5 percent from the field in their last five games and the Hawks are shooting 49.5 percent during that same span. The over is 4-1 in the last five times these teams have played and 9-3 in the Hawks last 12 games. Give me the over.