Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 10/31/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+4)
Scotiabank Arena is where the Toronto Raptors will play the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Atlanta is 4-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 224.
The Hawks played the Bucks and ended up losing by a score of 123-115 in their last contest. Atlanta wrapped up the contest with a 47.9% field goal percentage (45 of 94) and converted 13 of their 29 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 12 of 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. When talking about grabbing boards, they collected 42 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 19 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Concerning defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 48.9% from the field on 45 out of 92 shooting. Milwaukee earned 24 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. In addition, Milwaukee pulled down 49 boards (14 offensive, 35 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Milwaukee finished 65.5% when shooting free throws by burying 19 of their 29 shots. They knocked down 14 out of their 36 attempts from distance. When discussing personal fouls, the Hawks finished with 23 and the Bucks accounted for 18 personal fouls.
Trae Young is someone who was a major contributor in the game. Young went 46.9% from the floor and also totaled 5 dimes. He was on the court for 36 mins played and also totaled 6 boards. He left the arena with 42 points on 15 of 32 shooting.
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Atlanta heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 4-2 on the year. They are averaging 117.2 pts per contest (12th in the NBA) while hitting 48.4% from the floor. The Hawks are hitting 35.7% on shots from downtown (61 of 171) and 82.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Atlanta is collecting 43.7 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 151 assists for the campaign, which is 11th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 11.7 times per game and as a group are committing 21.7 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.3 fouls. They give up 32.3% on 3-point attempts and they rank 15th in basketball in PPG allowed (113.2). The Hawks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.8% (246 of 537) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 12th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 134 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Raptors walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 112-90 when they played the 76ers. The Raptors earned 30 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the contest. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. The 76ers were called for 20 personal fouls for this game which took the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throws for a rate of 62.5%. In regard to shots from distance, Toronto converted 9 out of 39 attempts (23.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Raptors went 33 out of 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.4%. The Raptors allowed the 76ers to bury 43 of their 82 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 52.4% in the matchup. They shot 42.1% from downtown by going 16 out of 38 and finished the contest at 10 of 11 from the free throw line (90.9%). In relation to attacking the glass, Toronto permitted Philadelphia to grab 41 in all (7 offensive).
Pascal Siakam ended up having an impact for the Raptors in this game. Siakam tallied 26 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 6 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 9 of 15 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and earned 10 rebounds.
Toronto has a win-loss mark of 3-3 on the season. The Raptors are responsible for committing 21.2 personal fouls per contest while shooting 72.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 23.7 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per game. Toronto has totaled 629 pts so far this season (104.8 per contest) and they grab 42.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Raptors are shooting 44.2% from the field, which ranks them 26th in basketball.
The Raptors on defense are ranked 4th in the league in PPG given up with 106.2. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.4% from the field (19th in the league). The Toronto defense allows 36.8% on 3-pointers (74 of 201) and their opponents are connecting on 81.6% of their foul shots. They have allowed 25.3 assists and 41.2 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+4)
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