Atlanta Hawks @ Toronto Raptors Odds

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Raptors vs Hawks Odds

  • Straight Up - Toronto -1630 :: Atlanta +900
  • Spread - Raptors -14.5
  • Over/Under - 228.5

Toronto tops the NBA standings, among the best NBA futures bet in the association. The Raps are three wins ahead of the Bucks and four wins above the Warriors and Nuggets of the western conference. On most nights the Raptors can’t be stopped, regardless of injuries or schedule. A recent blowout loss at the hands of DeRozan and the Spurs might have signaled a swoon. Instead, the Raptors won important matches over the Bucks and Pacers on back-to-back nights with a shortened bench.

The Atlanta Hawks have enjoyed an unexpected run of success, winning six of their last ten games, including victories over the Timberwolves and Heat. This recent run lifts them out of the basement of the eastern conference, which doesn’t better their lottery odds, but will help build the confidence of Trae Young and Atlanta’s future stars. Interestingly, the Hawks play the fastest ball of all teams in the association, ranked first in pace at 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes.

A few years removed from a 60-win season, the Hawks will remain in rebuild mode for the next few years as they construct a roster around Young. Toronto’s in championship mode, attempting to secure home advantage throughout the NBA playoffs. The disparity between these clubs should be on full display at Scotiabank Arena, especially if Lowry and Leonard feel healthy on court.

Raptors Poised For Big Win Against Hawks

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    Raptors 7-3 over last ten games.

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    Back-to-back wins over Bucks and Pacers after tough loss to Spurs.

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    Hawks recent surge with 6 wins in last 10 games.

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    Toronto 6-2 ATS over last 8 against Hawks.

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    Valanciunas injured for the Raptors.

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    Prince and Bazemore out for the Hawks.

Hawks vs Raptors Prediction

The Toronto Raptors have feasted upon the Atlanta Hawks over the past few years, winning five games in a row. These games haven't been close, with Toronto winning by an average of 18.8 points per game. This streak started with a 32-point victory in November 2017, with the most recent win taking place in November 2018 - a 16-point victory in Atlanta. The Hawks have a single win in Toronto since the beginning of 2015, strongly skewing the odds against Atlanta.

Keep track of the injury report for the Toronto Raptors, who may opt to rest their stars during a hectic stretch of January matchups. This will be the Raps third game in four days, and their fourth game in six days, a pace which would drain even the healthiest, most well-conditioned athlete. Lowry's still dealing with back issues after resting for a few games, while coach Nurse might not want to march Kawhi out against one of the worst teams in the eastern conference.

With or without Lowry and Leonard, the Raptors should be able to win based on the depth of their rotation. Few clubs have the depth that Toronto possesses at every position, with the exception of center. A spread which reaches double digits isn't out of question for this matchup. If Lowry and Leonard play, Toronto should be able to destroy whatever spread the sportsbooks offer.

Considering that Toronto's 6-2 ATS over the last eight against the Hawks, go ahead and invest in the Raptors spread on Tuesday night.