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.