Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 14 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 20-44. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.4 as they are averaging 103.8 points per game while giving up 108.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 45-17. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 111.9 points per contest and giving up 103.3, which is a point differential of 8.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-29-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-34-1 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 35-27-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 31-30-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/05/18 G Dennis Schroder Undisclosed left last game, is probable Tuesday vs Toronto
03/04/18 G Malcolm Delaney Ankle left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/04/18 F OG Anunoby Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
Dennis Schroder averages 19.4 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Kent Bazemore comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 108.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.9 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Atlanta averages 103.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.45 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 41 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.3 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 42.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 22nd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. Toronto is 4th in the league with 111.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.63. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Raptors are 27th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 19th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Toronto is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +14
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