Toronto Raptors at Atlanta Hawks - 2/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (10-12) vs Toronto Raptors (9-12)
Game Info: Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +6 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
Toronto Raptors pay a visit to the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena on Saturday night.
The Toronto Raptors have been in great form lately as they’ve won eight of their past 12 games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after last night’s 123-117 road win at Brooklyn. Kyle Lowry led the team with 30 points and seven assists on 12 of 18 shooting, Pascal Siakam led the team in scoring with 33 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, Norman Powell scored 18 points while Chris Boucher chipped in with 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Raptors shot 50 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line as they squandered an early 17-point lead, before rallying in the fourth quarter to finish on top. The Raptors came in with a plan to attack the Nets inside and it paid off as they scored 64 points in the paint and they didn’t need any heroics from Fred VanVleet who finished with just 11 points on four of 16 shooting.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in terrible shape lately as they’ve lost four of their last five games and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after getting routed by the Jazz in a 112-91 home loss on Thursday. John Collins led the team with 16 points on six of 16 shooting, Kevin Huerter added 16 points while Cameron Reddish chipped in with 12 points. As a team, the Hawks shot a season-worst 32 percent from the field and nine of 31 from the 3-point line as they struggled to find rhythm and never looked threatening after scoring just 16 points in the first quarter. Trae Young was a late scratch for Thursday with a calf strain and is listed as questionable for Saturday.
Looking at the betting trends, the Raptors are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a losing home record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games playing on zero days’ rest. The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games playing on one days’ rest and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Raptors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Raptors were a little lucky last night as the Nets’ Kevin Durant was pulled out of the game just went things were getting tight, but they’ve been in great form overall, so I’m not surprised they’re road favorites here. The Hawks have been in a rut lately and they could be without Trae Young once again as he is listed as questionable with a calf contusion. The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall and I think they’ll be good enough to beat the Hawks here, especially if Young isn’t available.
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