2017-2018 NBA Previews – Hawks Odds
Looking for 2017 Atlanta Hawks Predictions? We’ve got your back. The Atlanta Hawks had a nice ten year stretch where they made the playoffs in each year.
Heck, they even won 60 games and made it to the Eastern Conference Finals two years ago. But, that playoff streak will be coming to an end this season.
Atlanta Hawks Season Preview
Head Coach: Mike Budenholzer
2016-17 Record: 43-39
Hawks Odds to NBA Title: +50000
Hawks Odds to Win Conference: +20000
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This is going to be a long year for the Atlanta Hawks. Forget about winning the championship or even winning the conference, the Hawks are 50/1 shots to just win their division.
Atlanta Hawks fans, however, can take pride in the fact that this is a young team that should play hard game in and game out. They’ll lose the majority of those games, but they can take pride in that this team should be playing the right way.
Atlanta Hawks Strengths:
The strength of this team is this is a young team that will play hard. Taurean Prince showed off his defensive skills in the playoffs and he’ll play a big part on this team this year and should be part of the team’s makeup in the future.
Dennis Schroder and Kent Bazemore are the two veterans on this team who make the most money and figure to play the biggest part on this team. Schroder made some strides last year and will look to improve upon that performance this year.
The Atlanta Hawks made some additions this offseason in acquiring Marco Belinelli and Luke Babbitt who both will look to give the Hawks a boost in the points department. Specifically, from the three point line.
A handful of other young players will get their chance to shine with the Hawks. Most notably, John Collins and Dewayne Dedmon.
Collins has gotten a lot of hype, but watch out for Dedmon who will be getting some significant playing time for the first time in his career. He could be really good.
This is going to be Mike Budenholzer’s fifth year as the head coach for the Atlanta Hawks. Budenholzer is a good coach who has been able to get the most out of his players and then some since he’s been here.
I’m sure Budenholzer will get all he can out his guys, but there’s only so much a coach can do with a team that just, quite frankly, lacks the talent to seriously compete for anything down the line this season.
Atlanta Hawks Weaknesses:
Where do we begin? This team doesn’t have much talent at all. This is a team that doesn’t have much experience.
Young, scrappy players are great to have on the roster to give you that spark. But, when you’re entire roster is littered like that, eh, it’s not so good.
We talked about Dennis Schroder in the strength section and we’ll talk about him in the weakness section. Schroder was recently arrested and he may end up being suspended for however many games early in the NBA season.
Also, he’s breaking new ground this year. This is the first time where he’ll be ‘the man’ and be counted on. How will he hold up?
While I mentioned I like Dedmon as a potential breakout candidate. This is the first time he’ll be playing major minutes and, more than likely, he won’t hold up playing 30 plus minutes a game for 80 games.
This is where depth plays a huge part and the Hawks don’t have much depth in the front court. This team, overall, will be a scrappy defensive team, but they will be soft in the paint and that will be their undoing for the most part.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Prediction:
The over/under is set to 27.5 for the Atlanta Hawks. It seems like the right number a 27-55 record looks right for the Hawks. So, does 26-56 and 28-54.
Obviously, there’s no other bet you can really make on the Hawks because they aren’t winning anything of significance. I’d say the safe bet is to take the under on 27.5.
This is a team that’s going to scrap their way to some wins, but overall, they’ll lose quite a few and try and get that number one pick.
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