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Atlanta Hawks vs. Toronto Raptors

January 28, 2024



The Toronto Raptors will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena with the game scheduled to start at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday evening and will air on Bally Sports Southeast.

The Raptors have been one of the worst teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-29 which gives them the 4th worst record in the conference and are on a four-game losing streak following a 107-127 loss at home against the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. Toronto has lost two of their last four games by 20 points and has lost eight of their last nine games. 

The Raptors have been a below-average team offensive as they are averaging 114.34 points per game which is below the league average of 115.58 points per game while having been a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 116.36 points per game. RJ Barrett has been a welcomed addition to the team and enters this game averaging 20.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game since joining Toronto. The Toronto Raptors will look to end their four-game losing streak when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks enter this game in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 18-27 and are on a four-game losing streak following Friday’s 143-148 loss at home against the Dallas Mavericks. Atlanta has been an above-average team offensively with an average of 119.57 points per game which ranks 6th in the NBA, however, they have been one of the worst teams defensively this season as they are allowing the 3rd most points per game with an average of 122.7 points allowed per game. 

Trae Young has been the best player for the Hawks this season and is averaging a double-double with an average of 27 points and 10.8 assists per game while also leading the team in steals with an average of 1.43 steals per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening.

BookMaker has the Atlanta Hawks listed as 6-point favorites at home against the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Atlanta has won two of the previous three meetings. The Raptors have covered the spread in six of the last ten while the Hawks have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. The Toronto Raptors are 20-24-1 ATS overall, 10-11-1 ATS on the road, and 12-15-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Atlanta Hawks are 11-34 ATS overall, 4-17 ATS at home, and 5-18 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Atlanta enters this game with a better record and has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. The Hawks have covered the spread in two of the last three games in the series. Lay the points with the Atlanta Hawks when they host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday evening. 

Spooky Express Pick: Atlanta Hawks -6