Atlanta Hawks at Portland Blazers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 1/2/2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 10:00 PM
Moda Center in Portland
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The Atlanta Hawks will head out on the road on Saturday night to face the Portland Trail Blazers, who will be looking to extend their four-game winning streak.
Last season, the Blazers found a way to win both of their games against the Hawks. They won their home game by the score of 102-78, then went to Atlanta later in the season and picked up a 100-85 victory.
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Hawks power forward Paul Millsap has been able to average 13.6 points and 6.3 rebounds per game against the Blazers in 28 career games. Center Al Horford has averaged 10.6 points and just under 10 rebounds per game against Atlanta, while point guard Jeff Teague has been able to average 12.4 points and 3.8 assists per game against them in nine career games.
On Tuesday night, the Blazers won their fourth game in a row when they defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-97 in overtime at home. Their defense played well in that win, holding the Raptors to a 40.4 field goal percentage.
Through 33 games, the Blazers are the number one rebounding team in the league by grabbing 46.8 boards per game. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is having another good year by averaging 22.9 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. Backup center Chris Kaman has come off of the bench to average 9.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game this season.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
Atlanta Hawks are 19-11-1 Against the Spread
Atlanta Hawks are 17-13-0 against the Over/Under
Portland Trail Blazers Betting Trends
Portland Trail Blazers are 20-12-1 Against the Spread
Portland Trail Blazers are 14-19-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
01/02/15 F DeMarre Carroll Dehydration is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Utah
01/01/15 C Al Horford Illness missed last game, probable Friday vs. Utah
Portland Trail Blazers
12/16/14 C Robin Lopez Hand out indefinitely
01/02/15 C Meyers Leonard Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
Guy's Pick: Take Portland
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