Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 12/30/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Portland Trail Blazers (18-16) at Atlanta Hawks (9-26)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 102 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 25.2 points and 6.4 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.1 points and 4.1 rebounds. Jusuf Nurkic is the third double-digit scorer and Shabazz Napier is dishing 1.7 assists. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won seven of their last nine road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.8 points and 6.7 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 12.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 11-3 in the last 14 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers have played their best and most consistent ball on the road this season for whatever reason. The Atlanta Hawks continue to watch the losses pile up and while they have been covering games, we're not getting enough points in this spot. I'm assuming Lillard is going to play in this game, and if that's the case, Portland should be able to win this game and cover the small line.