Atlanta Hawks at Portland Trail Blazers - 1/16/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (7-5) vs Atlanta Hawks (5-6)
Game Info: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 237 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Portland Trail Blazers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Moda Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 24.8 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 16.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.7 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 116 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 27.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Damian Lillard is averaging 26.9 points and 6.8 assists. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-13-3 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games. The under is 6-0 in Hawks last 6 overall. The over is 7-2 in Trail Blazers last 9 Saturday games. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks continue to disappoint and aren't a team I'm looking to back in any shape or form. Getting their boots smoked last night by the Jazz makes me feel even worse about this club. The Portland Trail Blazers are starting to heat up, mainly on the offensive side, and they have a history of beating up on teams they're supposed to beat. I want nothing to do with the Hawks. It's the Portland Trail Blazers and the reasonable number for me.