Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 4/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-2.5)
The Toronto Raptors (21-33) host the Atlanta Hawks (29-25) at Amalie Arena on Tuesday. Toronto opens this game as 2.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 227.
The Atlanta Hawks played the Charlotte Hornets and notched a win by a score of 105-101 in their last game. Atlanta wrapped up the game with a 45.2% FG percentage (38 out of 84) and made 17 of 39 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 12 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. In reference to rebounding, they compiled 41 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 27 dimes for the matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and getting 7 steals. When talking about defending, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 46.3% from the field on 37 of 80 shooting. Charlotte recorded 28 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Additionally, Charlotte snagged 38 boards (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 1 block. Charlotte finished shooting 85.7% at the free throw line by converting 12 of 14 shots. They also made 15 out of their 43 tries from distance.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is a guy who played a role for the matchup. He accounted for 32 points on 9 of 22 shooting. He played for 40:32 minutes and also collected 3 boards. Bogdanovic went 40.9% from the field and also earned 3 assists. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Hawks was Clint Capela. He totaled 15 rebounds in his 34:56 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 66.7% from the floor in this contest by going 8-of-12 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Capela totaled 3 assists.
Atlanta will take the court with a mark of 29-25 for the year. The Hawks are connecting on 37.2% on three-point shots (683 of 1,834) and 81.3% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 113.4 points per contest (12th in basketball) while shooting 46.4% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.4 times per game and as a group are committing 19.6 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 45.3 rebounds per game and has earned 1,314 dimes on the season, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.0 fouls. They give up 34.8% on three-point shots and they are 11th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.3). The Hawks defensively are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.1% (677 of 1,080) and they relinquish 42.8 boards per contest as a squad. They are 16th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,309 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Toronto Raptors walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 102-96 against the New York Knicks. The Raptors were able to snag 35 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in the matchup. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 8 steals in this contest. The Knicks committed 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 82.6%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Toronto buried 11 of 34 tries (32.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Raptors shot 33 out of 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.8%. The Raptors allowed the Knicks to make 35 of their 88 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 39.8% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 25.7% from distance by going 9 of 35 and ended up going 23 of 27 at the free throw line (85.2%). In the matter of rebounds, Toronto allowed New York to pull down 46 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Gary Trent Jr. ended up being a factor for the Raptors for the game. He buried 9 of 17 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and had 3 rebounds. Trent earned 23 points in his 35:00 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in the matchup. An additional guy that was important for Toronto was Kyle Lowry. He finished this one with 6 assists in 37:21 mins played, and he knocked down 5 out of 10 from the floor. Lowry ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while also earning 19 points and 7 boards.
Toronto has a mark of 21-33 for the year. Toronto has scored 6,051 points on the year (112.1 per game) and they pull in 41.2 boards per contest. The Raptors have committed 21.9 personal fouls per game and they connect on 82.5% from the charity stripe. As an offensive team, the Raptors are shooting 44.9% from the field, which is ranked 25th in the NBA. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per game (19th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 14th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 111.6. The Toronto defense allows 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc (750 of 2,002) and their opponents are converting on 79.7% of their free throw attempts. They concede 26.2 dimes and 46.2 rebounds every game, which is ranked 27th and 23rd in the NBA. They are forcing 16.5 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (10th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (+2.5)
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