Atlanta vs Toronto NBA Lines Report
While there is still plenty of season left for teams to make a move in the standings, it can feel as though time is running out very quickly when you are the team doing the chasing. Both the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors are in chasing positions right now, and both know that every loss lessens their chances of bridging the gaps they currently face. The Raptors are very much in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title, while the Atlanta Hawks are trying to run down the Miami Heat in the Southeast division. Any progress made over the past few games may potentially be lost when one of these teams loses this game. This delicate balance makes this one a game that is well worth getting in front of the TV to watch. It’s also a fun one to bet on, so be sure to get your pro hoops odds money running if you want to make bank with this game.
How To Bet The Atlanta Vs Toronto NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
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Why bet on the Atlanta Hawks
If the Hawks (36-28) want to have home court advantage in the opening round of the playoff, they are going to have to find a way to close the 1.5 game gap in the Southeast Division. They have essentially split the lead with the Miami Heat all season long, but a recent dip in form saw the Hawks drop into second. Atlanta appear to be up for the fight, though, as they have won 3 games in a row on the road, and came close to making it 4 when they pushed the Warriors all the way to OT. This is a team that is beginning to look as though it is getting into a groove at the right time, and they are starting to show the form that took them to a conference title last season. The Hawks are averaging 102.2 PPG, and are giving up 92.2 PPG.
Why bet on the Toronto Raptors
The Raptors (42-20) are involved in a battle of their own, as they are trying desperately to run down the Cleveland Cavaliers at the top of the Eastern Conference. Toronto have cut the lead to two, and given the turmoil that is going on in Cleveland at the moment, you wouldn’t bet against them being able to close that gap. The Raptors have to take advantage of their home games, as that is where they have been at their best. Toronto have put together a formidable 24-7 record in their own building, but are going up against a Hawks team that has a winning road record. Toronto are averaging 102.7 PPG, and are giving up 98.3 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
These two teams have only locked horns on one other occasion this season, and it was the Raptors who came away with a 10-point victory in Atlanta. The Hawks are playing much better ball right now, though, and I get the feeling they may just sneak this one on the road.
Atlanta Hawks 101 Toronto Raptors 100