Raptors vs. Hawks Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are listed as a 6-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 214 points. Toronto opened as a 7.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone up from 213.
Who the Public Likes: Toronto. As of Wednesday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Raptors.
Injury Report: Toronto does not have anyone on its injury report. Atlanta forward DeAndre Bembry is out until mid-February with a groin strain.
Who the Trends Like: Toronto is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Atlanta. The over is 6-0 in the last six Toronto road games.
Who We Like: Toronto plays an up-tempo style and has played a lot of high-scoring road games lately. The Hawks are not a good defensive team, but should score their fair share of points with the game in Atlanta. I like Kyle Lowry to have a big game tonight with Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder being one of the worst on-ball defenders in the NBA. Points should come easy and often in this game. Side with the over.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: RAPTORS/HAWKS OVER 214