Will The Hawks Be Able to Even All-Time Series?
Two of the Eastern Conference’s last teams in the playoff hunt meet when the Atlanta Hawks visit the Toronto Raptors. It has been quite a disappointing season for each team as the Hawks have dealt with rumors surrounding star Trae Young feuding with coach Nate McMillan and others and the potential trade of John Collins. The Raptors are not far removed from competing atop the East with a similar talent to what they now hold.
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Hawks Need to Play with Togetherness
The Atlanta Hawks have weird team splits. Offensively they are scoring 115.0 points per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA, but they are doing it in an inefficient way. Their 46.8% conversion rate on field goal attempts ranks 19th, while their 3-point conversion rate of 33.6% on 3-point shots is the fourth worst. Yet they are fourth in free throw conversion rate at 81.7%. They are also 10th in rebounding at 44.2 per game.
The defensive splits are due to pacing. They rank 21st in allowing 116.2 points per game despite better efficiency. They hold teams to a 47.2% conversion rate on field goal attempts, which ranks 16th, and a 34.4% conversion rate on 3-point shots, which ranks sixth. They are last in defensive rebounding, allowing 47.3 per game.
The variety has led to no NBA free picks with the Hawks, as they are 16-26 against the spread and 23-19 on over/unders. They are 9-13 straight up on the road.
Raptors Lack Efficiency on Both Ends
Nick Nurse was the right coach at the right time to win the Toronto Raptors a championship, but his seat may be getting warmer. The team’s young core is growing older and worsening.
They are 24th in scoring 112.0 points per game and second to last in converting 44.9% of field goal attempts and 33.0% of 3-point shots. That is despite ranking 10th in free throw rate at 79.6%.
Defensively, they are ninth in holding opponents to 111.5 points per game. Defensive efficiency is a different story, though, as they are 27th in holding opponents to 48.8% on field goal attempts and rank 24th in holding them to 36.6% on 3-point shots. The 43.1 rebounds per game allowed are 11th.
Those who bet on NBA have mild success with the Raptors, who are 21-21 against the spread and 23-19 on over/unders. They are 14-10 straight up at home.
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Hawks vs Raptors Head-to-Head
The Toronto Raptors lead the all-time series history 51 wins to the Atlanta Hawks’ 50 wins in 101 regular season games. The teams have split two meetings this season, and in the calendar year 2022, the Raptors were 4-2 in the series and 5-1 against the spread. The over was 4-2.
The Hawks are also 1-5 against the spread in the last six meetings in Toronto, recent scores and odds show.
Hawks vs Raptors Game Information
- Game: Hawks (19-22) vs Raptors (19-23)
- Location: Scotiabank Arena
- Day/Time: Saturday, Jan 14, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Raptors vs Hawks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
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Hawks vs Raptors Picks & Prediction
Early tallies from the sportsbooks show 68% of bets are on the Toronto Raptors to cover the spread, and 53% of bets are on the over. Even though the Raptors’ efficiency numbers are bad, with them favored, that means a slower-paced game should be expected, so the under seems more likely if that game story plays out.
The Atlanta Hawks have a pair of great guards in Young and Dejounte Murray, and while the Raptors have capable guards in Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent Jr., their struggles are on the defensive end.
Expect both teams to run smaller lineups out there, especially with the Hawks still awaiting Clint Capela’s return to the lineup. A smaller lineup actually helps the Raptors match up with their visitors.
While neither team has been incredibly consistent, the Raptors have consistently won with relatively little roster turnover between the two organization’s cores. While this game should theoretically be close, it is also the Hawks’ third game in four days. So we like the Raptors to win and cover.
The Toronto Raptors are listed at -250 in our Vegas Lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Raptors, you have a chance to win $40. The Atlanta Hawks are +205, offering a chance to win $205.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Raptors a 71.43% chance to win, with the Hawks at 32.79%.
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Hawks vs Raptors Previous Game(Nov. 18, 2022)
The Toronto Raptors head South of the border to take on Eastern Conference rival Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. The last time these teams squared off, the Hawks were annihilated by 30 points at the end of October. It was Toronto’s second win in a row and fourth in the last five games of this series.
The Raptors are also on a two-game winning streak with a victory on Wednesday over the Heat 112-104.
The Hawks, meanwhile, leaders of the Southeast Division at 9-6, lost to the Boston Celtics their last time out. Atlanta is 1-2 in its previous three games but adds recent wins over the 76ers, Knicks, and two against the Bucks.
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