Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+2.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (10-12) play the Toronto Raptors (9-12) at State Farm Arena on Saturday. Toronto opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 223.5.
The Toronto Raptors played the Orlando Magic and went home with a win by a final score of 123-108 in their last contest. Toronto ended having earned a 48.2% field goal percentage (40 of 83) and converted 20 of their 45 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 23 of their 25 tries for a rate of 92.0%. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 40 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 32 assists for the matchup as well as having 14 steals and 4 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Toronto allowed the other team to go 46.1% from the field on 41 of 89 shooting. Orlando earned 24 assists and had 4 steals in the game. In addition, the Magic snagged 46 rebounds (9 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Orlando ended up shooting 85.7% from the free throw line by converting 12 of 14 attempts. They converted 14 of 38 tries from downtown.
Fred VanVleet is a guy who played a role in the matchup. He left the arena with 54 points on 17 of 23 shooting. He was on the court for 37:06 minutes and collected 3 boards. VanVleet finished the game shooting 73.9% from the field and dished out 2 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Raptors was Norman Powell. He pulled down 2 boards and also earned 2 assists. He finished the contest at 46.7% from the field for the contest by connecting on 7-of-15 (23 points). In all, Powell was on the hardwood for 28:40 min.
Toronto enters this matchup with a mark of 9-12 on the season. They cough up possession 14.5 times per game and as a group are committing 22.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Toronto is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 522 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Raptors are hitting 37.8% on shots from distance (338 of 893) and 82.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 111.8 pts per contest (14th in the league) while going 44.2% from the field. On defense, the Raptors have forced 16.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.2 personal fouls. The Raptors are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.3% (353 of 404) and they concede 45.3 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 24th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 550 surrendered so far this year. They are conceding 36.8% on 3-point attempts while they are 10th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.1).
When they last stepped on the court, the Atlanta Hawks took a loss by a score of 112-91 when they played the Utah Jazz. The Hawks were able to corral 31 defensive boards and 18 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this game. They blocked 2 shots while getting 8 steals in this game. The Jazz committed 20 fouls in the matchup which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 94.7%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Atlanta made 9 out of their 31 tries (29.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawks ended up going 32 for 98 from the floor which had them shooting 32.7%. The Hawks permitted the Jazz to make 44 of 91 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.4% for the matchup. They finished 48.1% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Atlanta allowed Utah to get 52 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
John Collins ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in this matchup. He made 6 of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 37.5%, which got him 17 points. Collins had 7 boards in his 31:41 mins of time on the hardwood and had 2 assists in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Atlanta was Kevin Huerter. He notched 16 points in his 33:58 mins on the hardwood by going 7 out of 14 from the floor for this game. Huerter ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while totaling 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 10-12 for the campaign. Atlanta has totaled 2,457 points this year (111.7 per contest) and they pull in 47.3 boards per game. The Hawks are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per game and they hit 81.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 44.4% from the floor, which is 25th in the league. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.2 times per game (17th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per contest. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 13th in the league in PPG surrendered with 110.6. They have allowed 23.3 dimes and 44.8 total rebounds per game, which is 8th and 16th in the NBA. The Atlanta defense surrenders 32.7% on three-point shots (244 of 747) and their opponents are knocking down 82.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.8% from the floor (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+2.5)
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