Free NBA Pick: Hawks vs Raptors NBA Odds
Looking for Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Hawks taking on the Raptors on Friday December 16, 2016 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Canada. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(12-12) Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors (17-7)
Date: Friday December 16
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Center, Toronto Canada
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 210
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An Eastern conference showdown sees the Hawks traveling to Toronto to take on the Raptors.
It’s a story of two teams that are headed in two separate directions. The Raptors are the hottest team in the NBA, well the Hawks have been playing some of the worst.
The Hawks really need to get the season back on track quickly, or their playoff hopes might be out the window.
The Atlanta Hawks come into this game really struggling. They started the season really fast, but have crashed down to earth quickly.
The Hawks come into this game losing eight of their last ten. The only wins came against the Bucks and the Heat.
In the first meeting between the two teams the Hawks got blown out. They lost 128-84.
After starting the season so strong, Dwight Howard has struggled. His stats are still good averaging 13.8 points and over 12 rebounds a game but he hasn’t been as dominant as before. The Hawks really seem to be missing Al Horford and Jeff Teague.
The Hawks average 101.6 points game well giving up 103.4. Opposing teams are shooting high field goal percentages against them, and it has really hurt them.
The Hawks have struggled on the road this season, only going 5-8 away from Atlanta.
The Raptors come into this game as hot as any team in the NBA. In the last 10 games they are 9-1. They really look like a team that could stop LeBron James and the Cavs from reaching the NBA finals.
The Raptors have one of the best back courts in the NBA. DeMar DeRozen and Kyle Lowry, both should make the All Star Game and lead the Raptors team.
The two combine for 49.2 points, 11.5 assists and 8.1 rebounds.
The Raptors just haven’t been winning lately, they have been dominate. They score up in the 120’s most night and have been winning most games by over 10 points.
On the season the Raptors are averaging 111.9 points and only give up 103 points a game.
Even though they run an up tempo pace, they still play good defense and can really shut teams on the defensive end.
On the season the Raptors are 10-4 at the Air Canada Center.
NBA Betting Trends:
- TOR is 18-7 on the OVER this season
- TOR is 18-6-1 ATS this season
- ATL is 11-14 ATS this season
- TOR is 9-4-1 ATS at home this season
- ATL is 5-8 ATS this season away from home
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
All Signs point towards the Raptors winning this game. The Raptors are the better team and they are at home.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER
I think the back court of the Raptors will be too much and they will run away with the game.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 120 – Hawks 104
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