Raptors vs. Hawks Prediction
Are the Raptors a good bet to upset the Hawks tonight as a small road underdog at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are 2-point road underdogs versus the Hawks after opening as a 2.5-point underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 202.5 and has been bet down to 201.
Toronto has won six of its last 10 games but is just 4-6 against the spread during that span. The Raptors do own a winning ATS record on the season, however, going 35-28 at the betting window this year, which includes an 18-14 ATS record on the road.
Atlanta has dropped six of 10 games entering action tonight, and is also just 2-8 against the spread during that stretch. The Hawks are 29-35 against the spread on the season, which includes a 13-20 ATS record at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Raptors have covered the spread in eight of their last 11 games versus the Hawks and are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games in Atlanta. They're also 5-1 against the number in their last six games when playing an opponent with a winning record. The Hawks, meanwhile, have failed to cover in 19 of their last 26 home games, are winless at 0-5 against the spread in their last five games overall, and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six conference games.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS +2