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Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers - 3/29/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Portland Trail Blazers at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Friday March 29, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +3 -- Over/Under: 233.5
TV Channel
FSSE, NSNW
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Portland Trail Blazers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 26.2 points and 6.8 assists while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and four rebounds. Enes Kanter is the third double-digit scorer and Al-Farouq Aminu is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won four of their last six road games.

The Atlanta Hawks look for a victory after splitting their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.3 points and 9.7 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 18.9 points and 7.9 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last five home games.

The Trail Blazers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 1 days rest and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Atlanta and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Hawks last 8 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Trail Blazers last 4 overall.

The Portland Trail Blazers are obviously missing two key players, but that didn't stop them from beating the hell out of the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. The Trail Blazers are shooting 48.8 percent from the field in their last five games and winning by an average of nine points. The Atlanta Hawks have the offensive firepower to hang around in games like this, but they often run out of firepower against above-average teams. The Hawks are also just 16-21 ATS at home this season where they lose by an average of 4.1 points. Even with two of their top-three players out, the Trail Blazers should be able to win this game and cover the small line.

Pick:
Portland Trail Blazers -3

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