There are any number of great reasons to watch basketball, but the opportunity to see history unfold before your eyes is one that may trump all the other reasons. That is what we are seeing happen this season, as the Golden State Warriors go in search of the best regular season record of all time. Sure, they will tell you that they are focused on winning another championship, but with each passing win, the chatter about history being made gets a little louder. It has to, at some point, start to serve as a little bit of a distraction, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they handle it all coming down the stretch. For now, their attentions will all be on beating the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, and that is a game that is not a gimme by any stretch of the imagination. Betting on the Warriors to win has become a sure thing for some, if you’re one of them make sure to place your wager with us in our NBA Odds page.
How To Bet The Atlanta Vs Golden State NBA Odds, TV and Game Info
When: Tuesday, March 1, 10:30 Pm EST
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
NBA Odds: TBA
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Why bet on the Atlanta Hawks
It does not look as though the Atlanta Hawks (33-27) are going to repeat as Eastern Conference champions this year, as they are now 9 games back of the lead. They do still have a legitimate shot at winning their division, though, and only have to make up a half game on the Miami Heat on order to get their noses back in front. The Hawks have been struggling with consistency all season long, and their 5-5 record in the last 10 games is testament to that. They do look as though they might be ready to go on a little bit of a run, though, as they have now won back to back games heading into this 5-game road trip. The Hawks have gone 14-15 on the road this season, and are 2 games above .500 when playing teams from the Western Conference. Atlanta are averaging 102.2 PPG, and are giving up 99.7 PPG.
Why bet on the Golden State Warriors
You wonder at what point the Golden State Warriors (53-5) are going to start seriously thinking about that regular season record. The question that you have to ask is how it will affect their playoff chances if they do decide to take a real run at besting the all-time best record set by the Chicago Bulls. They may end up caught in a position where they have to decide between resting guys and going down as the best team of all time. For now, the Warriors just have to focus on winning, and their unbeaten record at home suggests they can do that here. They already have a win over the Hawks on the road this season, and will be
favorites to do the double. The Warriors are averaging 115.4 PPG, and are giving up 104.1 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It really is beginning to look as though the Warriors are going to get through this season without taking a hit on home court. This will be a tough test for them, but is one I think they will pass with flying colors.
Atlanta Hawks 101 Golden State Warriors 109