Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM (Scotiabank Arena)

TOR -12.5 . Total 231.5 . Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks are on the road for a battle with the Toronto Raptors.  The Hawks are (12-35), coming off a 152-133 win over the Washington Wizards.  The Raptors are (32-14), after upending the San Antonio Spurs, 110-106.

In the Hawks win over the Wizards, Atlanta was guided throughout the game by Trae Young.  Young had a tremendous game in what was an emotional night, after the passing of Kobe Bryant.  Young secured a double-double in the game, totaling 45 points, 6 rebounds, while passing out 14 helpers.  The Hawks shot 58% from the floor and 43% from 3-point distance.  The Hawks held the Wizards to 48% from the floor.  Atlanta dominated the paint, out scoring Washington, 66 to 46.  The Hawks had 30 assists on 54 made baskets.

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In the Raptors win over the Spurs, Toronto was led on offense by Pascal Siakam.  Siakam netted 35 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists.  The Raptors shot 41% from the floor and 32% from 3-point range.  The Raptors took control of the boards, out rebounding San Antonio 50 to 48.  While the rebounding total was almost even, it was the offensive boards where the Raptors had an advantage.  Toronto collected 14 offensive rebounds in the win.  The Raptors also forced 16 turnovers, which helped Toronto attempt 17 more shots from the floor.

Recent Betting Trends:

Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

Hawks are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games against Toronto.

The over is 6-1 in Hawks last 7 games.

Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

Raptors are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.

The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 games this year.

The Hawks have struggled on the road this season, posting a 5-19 record.  The Raptors are 16-7 at home thus far.  This game will come down to defense, the Raptors have the better defense, ranking 6th in scoring defense.  Atlanta is allowing nearly 118 per game, which is 29th in the league.  The Raptors don't have an over powering offense, therefore I do think the Hawks can keep this within the spread.  Final score prediction, Raptors will win and the Hawks cover, 116-105.   

 

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Chris’s Pick ATLANTA HAWKS +12.5 .

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.