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Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks preview: Odds, picks, predictions, injuries, TV & more

The Toronto Raptors won by 28 last night in their first game post-All-Star break, and they're back at it on Friday night with a visit to the Atlanta Hawks.

Both teams have struggled this season and are in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference, but they each have a chance to make the Play-In round.

The Raptors come into this game with a record of 20-36 and are 12th in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks on the other hand, are 24-31 on the season and are 10th in the Eastern Conference, which means they would just qualify for the Play-In.

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds

TOR Raptors

+210 ML

ATL Hawks

-260 ML

Spread

ATL Hawks -6.5

Total Points

O/U 245.0

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks Information

Where is Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks?
State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
When is Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks?
Friday, February 23rd, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
Where can I watch Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks?
TV: Local broadcast networks, NBA League Pass; Streaming: Sling TV, YouTube TV

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks Predictions

Over 245 Total Points (-110)

Our first tip for this game tonight will be on Over 245.0 total points. The Raptors are coming off a blowout win against the Nets on Thursday night, a game where they allowed just 91 points.

However, tonight is likely to be a much different story as the Hawks are averaging 121.3 points per game, the third-best offense in the NBA.

While the Hawks offense is among the best in the league, their defense is simply terrible. The Hawks are allowing 123.9 points per game, the absolute worst defense in the league.

Part of Atlanta's approach is a fast-paced style of play centered around point guard Trae Young and his long-range shooting. The Hawks average the fourth-fastest pace at 101.4 possessions per game, which leads to more shots and potentially, more points.

The Hawks and Raptors have also already played three times this season. In two of those three games, the total went soaring over the number we are looking at tonight.

Because of the lack of defense from the Hawks and their elite offense, backing Over 245.0 total points will be our best bet. 

Trae Young Over 22.5 Points (-125)

Our second tip for this game will focus on Trae Young from the Atlanta Hawks to go over his points prop of 22.5.

Young is averaging 26.7 points per game this season, which leads the Hawks and is 11th in the NBA. In three games against the Raptors this season, Young has scored 35, 38, and 30 points, for an average of 34.3 points per game.

With Young clearly the top scoring threat for the Hawks and based on the fact that the Raptors have shown no ability to guard him, backing Young to go over his points prop of 22.5 tonight will be our best bet.

Scottie Barnes Over 20.5 Points (-115)

Our third tip for this game will target Scottie Barnes from the Toronto Raptors to go over his points prop of 20.5. Barnes is averaging 20.1 points per game and is one of the top scoring threats on the Raptors. 

More importantly, in three games against the Hawks this season, he has scored 23, 24, and 27 points for an average of 24.7 points per game.

Given that Barnes has had plenty of success against the Hawks this season, backing him to go over his points prop of 20.5 will be our best bet.

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

  • No injured players

Atlanta Hawks Injury Report

  • F Mouhamed Gueye, Back, Out

  • PF Onyeka Okongwu, Toe, Out

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks Stats

  • Atlanta is 6-4 in its last 10 games and 13-15 in this season's home games.
  • Toronto is 4-6 in its last 10 games and 8-20 on the road this season.
  • Hawks point guard Trae Young leads the league in total assists with 546 and is second in assists per game with 10.9.
  • Atlanta is among the best offensive rebounding teams in the NBA, grabbing a league-high 13 offensive boards per game and posting the NBA's third-best offensive rebounding rate at 28.0 percent - the Raptors are 19th in defensive rebounding rate at 75.4 percent.
  • The Raptors lead the NBA in fast-break points with 18.5 per game.
  • The Hawks are fourth in second-chance points with 16.2 per game.

Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta Hawks Head-to-Head

Atlanta leads the season series 2-1. The Raptors won the first matchup 135-128 in Canada in December, the Hawks followed that up with a win two nights later by a 125-104 score, and Atlanta also took the most recent contest 126-125 in late January.

Toronto Raptors

52 all-time wins

Atlanta Hawks

53 all-time wins

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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