A pair of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls meet in Toronto, Canada with postseason positioning on their minds.
The Atlanta Hawks have won four straight to surge into the top 8 of the Eastern Conference, and now will face the Raptors, who are jostling with the Chicago Bulls for the No. 5 seed in the playoffs.
Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook for this one before we dish out a best bet
Hawks vs. Raptors Odds, Spread and Total
- Hawks: +4 (-110)
- Raptors: -4 (-110)
Total: 226 (Over -110/Under -110)
Hawks vs. Raptors Prediction and Pick
These are two of the elite teams over the last month of the season. Both teams are in the top 10 since March 4th in terms of net rating with the Raptors being a gaudy +6.6 and the Hawks improving their play to +3.8 as they now are positioned to make the postseason.
It's a battle between the Raptors elite defense and the Hawks elite offense but I'm going to side with the momentum of Atlanta to hang around in what should be a playoff-level matchup. Atlanta has covered in 5 of 6 games and are playing their best ball of the season and I like them to keep it rolling on Tuesday night.
The Raptors closed as 4.5-point home favorites against the Heat on Sunday, which felt like a stretch despite some players resting, and it showed as the team lost on their home floor. Now, we get a motivated and scorching Hawks team at the same price? Yeah, I'll bite.
The Raptors are 28th in effective field goal percentage over the past month and the Hawks offense is humming around Trae Young, who just scored 36 on the Brooklyn Nets Saturday, and the team has the lowest turnover rate in the league over the last month.
I'm rolling with the hot team to hang around.
LEAN: Hawks +4
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