Hawks vs. Raptors Spread Prediction
The Raptors are a massive favorite on Tuesday night as they host the Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET. Where does the value lie for bettors in this matchup?
7:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 8, 2019
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 14.5-point favorites to beat the Hawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 228.5 points and as of this writing, 63% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin
Taurean Prince (ankle) is unlikely to play this week. That could be four more games down the drain for Prince. He did go through some 1-on-1 work with head coach Lloyd Pierce on Sunday and we have heard he's making good progress, but the Hawks haven't given us a timetable yet. He's still worth stashing if you have I.R. spots in your league. In the meantime, Kevin Huerter and DeAndre Bembry will continue to be low-end fantasy options.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
Kyle Lowry said his back was sore for "a couple moments" during his return on Sunday, and that it's "something that's not going to go completely away." Before owners panic, know that Lowry intends to keep playing and added that the Raptors just "have to stay on it to make sure it's as minimal as possible." It's not an encouraging quote, to be sure, but it's also not an actual medical diagnosis -- for now we're assuming Lowry will be ready to go for all three of Toronto's games next week.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hawks are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games versus the Raptors and are just 1-5 against the number in their last six trips to Toronto.
The favorite has cashed in 19 of the last 26 meetings between these two teams.
The over has been profitable in recent Toronto games, cashing in four straight Raptors contests and going 18-8 in their last 26 home games. The over is also 5-2 in the Raptors’ last seven conference tilts, is 6-1 in their last seven games coming off a win and is 5-1 in their last six games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 9-4 in the Hawks’ last 13 games playing on one day of rest and is 7-1 in their last eight games facing a team with a winning percentage above .600.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Hawks/Raptors over 228.5