Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 2/29/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (26-34) at Atlanta Hawks (18-43)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -1 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSSE, NSNW
The Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 113.2 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 29.5 points and 7.9 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.9 points and four rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is the third double-digit scorer and Carmelo Anthony is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have lost five straight road games.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 30.1 points and 9.2 assists while John Collins is averaging 21 points and 10.2 rebounds. De'Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last six home games.
The Trail Blazers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are still a banged up basketball team that's not playing much defense and is losing their last five games by an average of seven points. The problem is the Trail Blazers are still a veteran group that competes with what it has and needs wins if there's any chance of getting back in the playoff race. If the Trail Blazers can't win this game, there's no hope for the postseason. The Atlanta Hawks aren't the most consistent team in the world and they're on the end of a back to back. Give me the Portland Trail Blazers.