Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/26/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
The Toronto Raptors (32-25) are on their way to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Atlanta Hawks (28-30).
The Raptors played the Timberwolves and took home the win by a score of 103-91 in their last game. Toronto walked away from the game with a 45.5% FG percentage (40 out of 88) and made 8 out of their 25 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Raptors converted 15 of 19 attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. In terms of pulling down rebounds, they earned 48 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 21 dimes in this game while creating 7 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defending, Toronto allowed the other team to go 39.0% from the field on 30 out of 77 shooting. Minnesota recorded 42 dimes and had 23 steals for the contest. In addition, Minnesota pulled down 36 rebounds (6 offensive, 30 defensive) and had 6 blocks. Minnesota went 72.4% at the free throw line by converting 21 of their 29 shots. They also buried 10 of their 42 attempts from beyond the perimeter. With respect to fouls, the Raptors finished with 21 and the Timberwolves finished the game with 14 fouls.
Gary Trent Jr. is someone who was a factor in this game. He totaled 30 points on 10 of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. Trent finished the game shooting 41.7% from the floor and earned 2 dimes.
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Toronto enters this matchup with a mark of 32-25 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 108.7 pts per game (18th in basketball) while going 44.3% from the field. The Raptors are connecting on 35.4% on shots from downtown (703 of 1,984) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Toronto is snagging 44.8 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 1,252 dimes for the season, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.8 times per game and as a group they commit 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Raptors are able to force 16.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.9 fouls. They rank 15th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,423 conceded for the year. The Raptors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.0% (2,207 of 4,794) and they relinquish 44.3 rebounds per game as a unit. They relinquish 35.4% on 3-pointers while they are 10th in the NBA in PPG allowed (106.9).
For their last game, the Hawks went home victorious with a score of 130-109 against the Magic. In regard to cleaning the glass, Atlanta allowed Orlando to pull down 33 in total (12 offensive). They went 31.7% from 3-point land via 13 out of 41 and ended up going 12 of 13 at the charity stripe (92.3%). The Hawks permitted the Magic to make 42 of 98 tries from the floor which had them shooting 42.9% in this contest. Overall, the Hawks finished 45 for 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.0%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, Atlanta converted 18 out of 33 tries (54.5%). They were able to knock down 22 of them for a clip of 78.6%. The Magic earned 13 fouls for the contest which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 28 shots. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while recording 7 steals for the matchup. The Hawks were able to collect 34 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for the game.
Bogdan Bogdanovic pitched in for the Hawks in this contest. He made 9 of 13 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 69.2%, and totaled 1 rebound. Bogdanovic earned 23 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 assists in the game.
Atlanta has a win-loss record of 28-30 this season. As an offensive team, the Hawks are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 5th in basketball. Atlanta has earned 6,510 points on the year (112.2 per contest) and they pull in 44.4 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 24.4 times per contest (14th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.4 times per contest. The Hawks are committing 18.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 80.7% from the free throw line.
The Hawks on defense are ranked 22nd in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.8. They have forced 12.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the floor (24th in basketball). The Atlanta defense allows 36.2% on 3-pointers (763 of 2,108) and opponents are making 80.0% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 25.7 dimes and 43.7 rebounds per contest, which is 27th and 10th in basketball.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto
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