Hawks vs. Blazers Predictions
Will the Atlanta Hawks stay hot at the betting window when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET as an underdog?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Portland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Trail Blazers are 6.5-point home favorites to beat the Hawks, who opened as 8-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207.5 points after hitting the board at 208.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Portland. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets are on the Trail Blazers to cover the point spread while 70% of the money is on the Hawks.
Injury Report: Dewayne Dedmon is out with a leg injury and won't play tonight for the Hawks. Damian Lillard, meanwhile, is dealing with a calf injury but will likely play for Portland. CJ Wilcox remains out with a knee injury.
Who We Like: Atlanta. The Hawks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five trips to Portland. They're also 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games versus the Trail Blazers while the underdog has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams.
Atlanta is also 13-3 against the spread in its last 16 games coming off a loss, is 6-1-1 against the number in its last eight road games, and I 4-1-1 against the spread in its last six games overall. On the other side, the Trail Blazers are just 5-14-2 against the spread in their last 21 home games and have failed to cover in five of their last seven games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +6.5