Hawks vs. Blazers Prediction
The Portland Trail Blazers are 7-5 on the year and a 4-point home favorite on Saturday night when they’ll host the visiting Atlanta Hawks at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 235.5, what’s the best bet tonight in Portland?
533 Atlanta Hawks (+4) at 534 Portland Trail Blazers (-4); o/u 235.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 16, 2021
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, OR
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Trae Young had a brutal night in a 116-92 loss to Utah on Friday, shooting 1-of-11 from the field for four points with seven assists, four rebounds, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 24 minutes. Early on this season, Trae was in the MVP discussion. But since the feud between Trae and John Collins started during a film session after their Jan. 6th game, Trae has looked disengaged and it's showing in the box score -- he's shooting a combined 17-of-58 (29%) over his last four games. Something strange is going on in Atlanta and fantasy managers have every right to be frustrated.
Portland Trail Blazers DFS Spin
Enes Kanter pulled down nine rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench on Thursday, adding four points, two assists and two turnovers in a blowout loss to the Pacers. Jusuf Nurkic is going to need to miss time with the fractured right wrist, so Kanter is going to see a major boost as Portland’s starting center until he gets back. He didn't see a major uptick in minutes tonight because it wasn't until the third quarter that Nurkic left the game, and Portland wasn't able to keep it close in the 24-point loss. We already know what he can do as a starter for the Blazers, as he found himself in this same situation during the 2018-19 season when Nurkic went down with the leg injury, and through eight starts in Portland he put in averages of 18.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.9 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.3 turnovers per game on 61.5% shooting from the field and 61.5% from the stripe. Make sure he’s not available on your waiver wire.
Hawks vs. Blazers Betting Prediction
The under is 14-6 in the last 20 meetings between these two teams and has cashed in eight of the previous 11 meetings in Portland. The under is also 7-0 in the Hawks’ last seven games overall, is 7-1 in their last eight road games and is 5-0 in their last five games coming off a loss. The under is also 8-3 in Atlanta’s last 11 games playing the second game of a back-to-back and is 9-3 in its last 12 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: HAWKS/BLAZERS UNDER 235.5