Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 3/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+1)
Amalie Arena is the venue where and the Toronto Raptors (17-19) will take on the Atlanta Hawks (16-20) on Thursday. Toronto opens this game as 1-point favorites. The O/U opens at 225.
The Atlanta Hawks faced the Orlando Magic and went home with a win by a final score of 115-112 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the contest with a 44.7% field goal percentage (38 out of 85) and knocked down 21 of their 45 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Hawks converted 18 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 94.7%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they collected 42 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists for this contest while forcing 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In regard to the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 42.9% from the field on 36 out of 84 shooting. Orlando totaled 24 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Orlando snagged 46 rebounds (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Orlando ended up going 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 27 of 27 shots. They also buried 13 out of their 35 tries from downtown.
Trae Young is a guy who came through for the contest. He walked away with 32 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:48 minutes played and collected 4 boards. Young shot 47.4% from the field and distributed 8 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hawks was Danilo Gallinari. He pulled down 9 rebounds in his 39:19 min on the basketball court. He finished the game at 44.4% from the floor for this contest by going 8-of-18 (23 points). In all, Gallinari had 6 assists.
Atlanta steps onto the court with a record of 16-20 on the season. They have an average of 112.6 points per contest (17th in the league) while going 45.4% from the field. The Hawks are hitting 36.2% on three-point attempts (454 of 1,255) and 82.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 45.7 rebounds per contest and has racked up 877 dimes so far this season, which is 16th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.4 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.9 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Hawks are able to force 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are giving up 34.6% on 3-point shots while they are 17th in the league in points per game allowed (112.2). The Hawks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.1% (447 of 751) and they relinquish 42.6 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 12th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 863 surrendered so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Toronto Raptors took a loss by a score of 132-125 when they faced the Boston Celtics. The Raptors corralled 20 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in the game. They also gave up possession 13 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Celtics committed 20 fouls in the matchup which took the Raptors to the free throw line for 17 tries. They were able to convert 14 of them for a clip of 82.4%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Toronto made 21 out of 50 tries (42.0%). When all was said and done, the Raptors ended up going 45 for 91 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.5%. The Raptors permitted the Celtics to convert 45 of their 74 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 60.8% in the game. They shot 44.8% from distance by connecting on 13 out of 29 and ended up going 29 out of 40 from the free throw line (72.5%). Regarding attacking the glass, Toronto allowed Boston to collect 39 overall (9 offensive).
Norman Powell pitched in for the Raptors for the matchup. He converted 7 of 17 for the game for a field goal rate of 41.2%, and earned 2 rebounds. Powell earned 25 points in his 36:52 mins on the court and had 4 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Toronto was Kyle Lowry. He finished this one with 19 dimes in 40:05 mins played, and he converted 5 out of 18 from the floor. Lowry wrapped this one up going 27.8% from the floor as well as collecting 14 points and 3 total rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 17-19 on the campaign. As an offense, the Raptors are connecting on 45.3% from the floor, which is 24th in the league. Toronto has scored 4,067 points for the season (113.0 per game) and they collect 41.3 rebounds per contest. They are getting an assist 25.2 times per game (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.7 times per contest. The Raptors commit 22.0 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 83.2% from the charity stripe. The Raptors are ranked 13th in the league in PPG allowed with 111.6. They are forcing 16.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (9th in basketball). The Toronto defense gives up 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (508 of 1,347) and opponents are knocking down 79.0% of their free throw shots. They have given up 26.7 assists and 44.8 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 28th and 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+1)
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