Raptors vs Hawks 1/20/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -8
De'Andre Hunter and the Atlanta Hawks (10-33, 5th in the Southeast Division) host the Toronto Raptors (28-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at State Farm Arena on Monday, January 20, 2020. The line on this contest has Toronto as 8 point favorites. The total is set at 229.
The Raptors cover the spread 57.1% of the time, having gone 24-18-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering the spread 44.2% of the time, going 19-24-0 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/18/20 C Alex Len Back is questionable Monday vs Toronto
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 20.4 points per contest while playing 37.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Pascal Siakam averages 23.8 points per contest in 35.5 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
De'Andre Hunter scores 12.0 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Trae Young averages 28.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 8.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.8 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.9 per game. The Raptors allow 105.9 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 3rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 23rd in the NBA with 107.6 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.77. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.9. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 16.8. The Hawks give up 117.4 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.7 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 47.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 104.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Toronto is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 113 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta +8
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