Hawks vs. Raptors Pick
505 Atlanta Hawks at 506 Toronto Raptors, 7PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Raptors are listed as a 12.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 216 points.
Toronto opened as a 14-point favorite before the line came down a point and a half. The total has gone up slightly after opening at 215.5. The spread seems to be at -12.5 unanimously at all offshore books, while the total can be found at both 216 and 216.5 points.
As of Tuesday afternoon, 70 percent of public bets are siding with the Raptors. Online wager info also shows that 52 percent of bets are coming in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder left the last game with an undisclosed injury, but is expected to play tonight. For the Raptors, rookie small forward OG Anunoby has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle and will be out again tonight.
Toronto is now 26-5 straight up at home this season and are 35-27 ATS overall, often covering big spreads. The Hawks, meanwhile, are a dreadful 5-25 straight up in road games. The Raptors beat the Hawks 112-78 in Atlanta, on Nov. 25, 111-98 in Toronto on Dec. 29 and 108-93 back in Atlanta on Jan. 24. I fail to see why this game should be any closer. The line is large, but don't be scared to take the Raptors.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -12.5