Raptors vs Hawks Prediction NBA Picks 2/23/24

Atlanta Hawks (24-31) vs Toronto Raptors (19-36)

Game Info: Friday, February 23, 2024 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 244.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors travel to the State Farm Arena to battle the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Here’s a Raptors vs Hawks Prediction.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been in a slump as they've lost six of their last nine games overall but they will be looking to build some momentum after snapping a three-game skid with a 121-93 win over the Nets last night. Gary Trent Jr led the team with 25 points on nine of 12 shooting, Immanuel Quickley added 24 points with six rebounds and three assists while Scottie Barnes chipped in with 18 points, 12 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Raptors shot 48 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the 3-point line as they held the Nets to just 21 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, before they exploded for 39 points in the fourth quarter to run away with it and escape with the much-needed home win.

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Atlanta Hawks

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in decent shape as they've won six of their last 10 games overall, but they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting thrashed by the Hornets in a 122-99 defeat in their last game before the All-Star break. De'Andre Hunter led the team in scoring with 21 points off the bench, Jalen Johnson added 19 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks while Saddiq Bey chipped in with 14 points. As a team, the Hawks shot just 40 percent from the field and nine of 38 from the 3-point line as they struggled to match it with the new-look Hornets from the start, falling behind going into halftime before they got completely dominated by 61-44 in the second half to suffer a second straight blowout defeat.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Trae Young ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.9) this season.
  • Dejounte Murray is one of only 12 qualified players in the league averaging at least 20.0 points, 5.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds this season.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (67.0%) this season.
  • Gary Trent Jr. ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (13.0).
  • The Hawks rank 1st in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (93.5).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (75.0%).
  • The Raptors rank 3rd in the league for assists per game this season (29.1).

Raptors vs Hawks Prediction

The Raptors have struggled for most of the season, so it was a little surprising that they looked so good in last night's big win over the struggling Nets, but the Hawks come into this meeting as the team in better shape despite being on a three-game skid. The Raptors are playing their second game of a back to back set, while the Hawks will be fully rested for this one, so I'm leaning towards the Hawks to take care of business at home.

Peter’s Pick Atlanta -6.5

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