Atlanta Hawks at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 15.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 12-27. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -8.4 as they average 109.1 points per game while giving up 117.6 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 30-12. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 113.4 points per contest and give up 108.0, which is a point differential of 5.4.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-22-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 18-22-1 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 24-17-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
Trae Young averages 15.4 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Collins comes into this game averaging 18.3 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per night. He grabs 10.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 27.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes 3.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Serge Ibaka scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.6 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 27.6 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Atlanta averages 109.1 points per contest, which is 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45.2 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 18.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 108.0 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest. Toronto is 7th in the NBA with 113.4 points per contest this season. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.4. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 24.0. The Raptors are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.2.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 23rd. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA.
Toronto is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta +15.5 and over 229 total points
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