Raptors vs. Hawks Game Info
- Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
- Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, Ontario
- Coverage: TSN and BSSE
The Atlanta Hawks head north of the border to face the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern Conference showdown on Saturday night. The Raptors are hot after winning three straight games as they continue their climb towards .500, while the Hawks have alternated wins and losses over their last six contests.
Will Toronto wrap up its homestand with another victory? Or will Atlanta send them packing in a sour mood?
Raptors vs. Hawks Odds & Spread
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The Raptors enter this game as notable home favorites on both the spread and moneyline. This game also features a total of 231.5 points, which is roughly average for Saturday's slate.
Raptors vs. Hawks Betting Trends
- The Raptors won 47 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover 35 times.
- The Hawks had an ATS record of 3-6 as underdogs of 5 points or greater last season.
- Raptors games hit the over 41 out of 82 times last season.
- There were 43 Hawks games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.
Raptors vs. Hawks Prediction & Pick
Neither team has excelled this season, as both enter Saturday multiple games below .500. The Raptors at least seem to be turning things around after three straight wins by double digits, albeit two of those came against the last-place Charlotte Hornets.
The Hawks, on the other hand, have won three of their last four road games and are looking to keep that trend going on Saturday.
It's hard to figure out which team has the edge here. Atlanta has a solid offense (11th in points scored) but struggles on defense (21st in points allowed), while the opposite is true for Toronto. The Hawks also play at a fast pace (ninth), while the Raptors like to slow things down (27th).
Overall, it seems that Toronto has a slight advantage. The Raptors will bog down the Hawks' offense and contain them with their defense, enabling Toronto to prevail at home.
Final Score Prediction: Raptors: 117 | Hawks: 112
Raptors vs. Hawks Best Bet
While the Raptors should win, asking them to win by at least seven is a lot. These teams are evenly matched and this game should be close. The Hawks are capable of winning outright or at least keeping the score tight enough to cover, so take the points with Atlanta.
Bet: Atlanta Hawks +7 (-110)
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