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Looking for Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Atlanta taking on the Trail Blazers on Monday February 13, 2017 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(31-23) Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers (23-31)
Date: Monday February 13
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Portland -2
NBA Betting Total: 217
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The Atlanta Hawks fell short to the Sacramento Kings in their last outing, after they gave up a last second clutch basket which put the Kings ahead 108-107, while out in Portland the Trail Blazers also took a loss after they fell short to the Boston Celtics 120-111.
The Atlanta Hawks ultimately just gave away this game to the Sacramento Kings last outing. After leading for most of the night, Atlanta started to give Sacramento some hope, and that came back to bite them in the end.
Sacramento went into the fourth quarter trailing, however Atlanta started to let up when it counted most. They allowed the Kings to outplay them 34-23 in the final period, and that was why they ended up falling short.
But the Hawks did have a couple of chances. They actually scored twice in the closing minutes to take the lead, but the next play their defense just let them down.
Atlanta allowed Darren Collison to get an open lane to the basket, and he scored the final shot, putting Sacramento ahead 108-107. But a good thing did come of this, the Hawks learned what not to do next game.
They can’t allow Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum to get open lanes like that, or else this game will turn quickly for them. So in order for them to succeed their defense in the paint is going to be key for them.
Portland Trail Blazers
The Portland Trail Blazers actually had quiet a few opportunities to take hold of the lead, however they didn’t pounce on any of the chances, so Boston slowly started pulling away after the Trail Blazers just had no answer for them.
Boston outscored Portland 43-35 in the fourth quarter, and that was the difference between winning and losing, but it probably also didn’t help that Portland couldn’t contain Isaiah Thomas.
The Celtics guard went off for 34 points on the Portland Trail Blazers. So if Portland hopes to win their next matchup they cannot allow that to happen again.
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum just allowed Isaiah Thomas to get whatever he wanted out there. But if they’re to change that next game they need to do a better job containing the point of attack.
Dennis Schroeder is a downhill attacking point guard, so Portland needs to do a good job stopping him, in order to slow down the Hawks offensive attack. If they can do just that, they’ll earn the win, but if they don’t, this is going to be a long night.
Portland is going to be without Mason Plumlee due to the trade between them and Denver, so the other Trail Blazers big-men are going to need to step up big time.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Portland.
- Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Trail Blazers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers NBA Prediction:
The Portland Trail Blazers are the favourites to win this game, but I’d pick Atlanta to come away out on top. The Trail Blazers won’t have any traditional centres playing for them (they traded away Mason Plumlee), so without that they’re going to get eaten alive in the paint.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: +2
Dennis Schroeder does a fantastic job attacking openings in the lane. So without a big body presence in the paint, look for Dennis Schroeder to have himself a huge night.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 118 – Portland 115
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