Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game. After an intense win on Sunday over the Lakers, the Hawks are back in action quickly as they host the Toronto Raptors. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Hawks needed a 38-20 fourth quarter in order to turn around the game against the Lakers yesterday as they were down by as many as 11 points in the 2nd half. Trae Young led the charge with 36 points and 12 assists as his team shot an incredible 58% from the field and 32% from downtown.
The Lakers also shot 54% from the field, which is not an encouraging sign if you are a Hawks fan, but the most important thing was to get the win and they did just that. This now means they have the 2nd longest active win streak in the NBA with 7 in a row and against a exhausted Toronto Raptors side there’s a good chance that might go up to 8 in a row tonight. The Hawks have covered in all 7 of those wins, plus they are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 played at the State Farm Arena.
There will be some tired legs out there for the Raptors tonight as all 5 of their starters have played 54 or more minutes in the 3 OT win over Miami on Saturday. Coach Nick Nurse used only 3 bench players the entire game for a total of just 37 minutes and while his squad was able to gut out the win, they looked pretty exhausted afterwards. It’ll be interesting to see how that effects them in tonight’s game, but against a Hawks side that likes to run they’ll have to slow things down in order to stand a chance here.
The Raptors are 10-3 SU in their last 13 against the Hawks, plus they’ve triumphed in 6 of their last 7 visits to State Farm Arena. Against Eastern Conference teams they are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 games, but all those records are in jeopardy tonight with the amount of minutes their starters played in the previous game.
Atlanta did play yesterday, but it was an early start so they had plenty of time to rest ahead of tonight’s game. Toronto will still feel the consequences of that game against Miami, I think Atlanta just has more energy here and gets the job done in front of the home fans. Back the Hawks.
Atlanta -2.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors Predictions & Odds
Recent head-to-head meetings between these two teams have trended towards the over with 5 of the last 6 games cashing on that bet. Just yesterday, the Hawks had a 129-121 win over the Lakers, it was the 2nd time in 3 game they scored more than 121 points, so the offense is clicking on all cylinders right now. Toronto has also scored 124 and 125 points in 2 of their last 3 games, so we could be in for a high scoring game here.
Hawks fans are already used to that with 6 of their last 9 games going over the total. Both of these teams have had more games finish over the total than under for the season and with an average of 227.6 points per game being scored over the last 10 meetings, tonight’s projected total of 218.5 points seems very reasonable.
Trae Young has scored 30 or more points in 3 of the last 6 meetings, he also had 37 the last time these 2 teams met back in March so expect him to have another big game against a tired backcourt here. All in all I’m not expecting that much defensive resistance from either side here, so let’s back the points.
Over 218.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365