Hawks vs. Raptors Pick

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Are the host Toronto Raptors going to have any issues cruising past the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 7:30PM ET?

Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 216 points.

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Who the Public Likes: As of Friday afternoon, 64 percent of the betting public money is on the Raptors.

Injury Report: Hawks forward Mike Muscala is sidelined with an ankle injury and his return for tonight's game is questionable. Center Dewayne Dedmon has been cleared to resume basketball activities, but is still probably at least a week away from returning. Toronto has no injury news to report.

Who the Trends Like: Atlanta is 2-6 ATS in its last eight meetings in Toronto and 4-9  ATS in the last 13 meetings overall. Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last five games after allowing at least 100 points in its previous game. 

Who We Like: Toronto is 12-1 straight up at home this season, while Atlanta is 3-14 in road games. The Raptors have blown out teams much better than Atlanta this season and it's hard to envision this contest staying close. Toronto won the previous meeting this season 112-78 in Atlanta on Nov. 19.




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