NBA Best Bets: Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks

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NBA Hawks vs Raptors Odds - CanadianBettingSites

The Toronto Raptors will be aiming to post consecutive wins for the first time in three weeks when they wrap up a three-game road trip in Atlanta on Monday night as 3-point underdogs. The Raptors are coming off an epic 124-120 triple-overtime victory in Miami on Saturday, and have now posted the win in two of their past three road contests. The Hawks wrap up a hectic stretch of three games in four days riding a seven-game straight up win streak after tallying a 129-121 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

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Raptors vs Hawks OddsBet99
Toronto Raptors+3 (1.88)
Atlanta Hawks-3 (1.92)

Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks

Team Records
Raptors: 24-23 SU, 25-21-1 ATS (8th place, Eastern Conference)
Hawks: 23-25 SU, 21-27 ATS (10th place, Eastern Conference)

Raptors vs Hawks Betting Trends

Monday night’s matchup at State Farm Arena marks the first of four regular season meetings between these Eastern Conference rivals. The Hawks swept the three-game season series with Toronto last season, including a dominating 132-121 home win as 1-point underdogs in early February of last year. Atlanta’s season-long success against the Raptors comes on the heels of a 10-game SU losing streak against the Raptors that dated back to 2017.

While the Hawks have held the upper hand on the scoreboard, both these teams have produced mixed results at the sportsbooks. Atlanta covered in two of its three wins last season after going 2-3 ATS in their previous five head-to-head clashes. However, the Hawks enjoy a steady 5-1 SU and ATS run when hosting Toronto while favoured by four or fewer points. Home teams have struggled in head-to-head meetings, posting wins in just six of 15 meetings. In addition, high scoring has been commonplace in recent clashes between these clubs, with the total topping 235 in five of their past six dates, spawning a 5-1 run for the OVER in totals betting.

Toronto Raptors News & Notes

The Raptors close out their three-game road trip in Atlanta after turning in an historic performance in Saturday’s win over the Eastern Conference-leading Heat. With the club dressing just eight players and needing three overtime periods to seal the win, an NBA record five Raptors topped 50 minutes in playing time, capped by Pascal Siakam’s 57 minutes of work.

Siakam was one of two Raptors to compile double-doubles in the win, draining 21 points and adding 13 rebounds. OG Anunoby contributed 20 points and 14 rebounds to pick up his first double-double since opening night, and has now averaged 22.3 points over his past three outings. Gary Trent Jr. led the attack with 33 points, and joined forces with Fred VanVleet to drop a combined 10 three-pointers.

While the victory electrifying fans, concerns linger. With the club set to play their fifth game in eight nights, fatigue could emerge as an issue. The Raptors have also struggled to string together wins since opening 2022 on a six-game win streak, claiming victory in just four of 10 outings since.

Atlanta Hawks News & Notes

The Hawks have maintained the streaky ways that have been their hallmark this season with their current 7-0 SU surge. The club’s current win streak is their second of the season last at least five games, and comes on the heels of a five-game slide that represented their second losing streak of five or more games. Atlanta has built its current surge on steady play on home hardwood, where they have now won six straight after losing outright in each of their previous 10.

Atlanta has climbed back into playoff contention during their 7-0 run. The Hawks now occupy sole possession of 10th place in the East, just one game back of Toronto, which remains deadlocked with the Boston Celtics.

Trae Young has been a driving force behind Atlanta’s recent success. The 23-year-old point guard recorded his 23rd double-double of the season while dropping 36 points and 12 assists in Sunday afternoon’s victory over the Lakers. Overall, Young has tallied at least 29 points in five of his past eight outings, and averaged 32.5 points in a pair of appearances against the raptors last season.

Best Bets: Hawks -3 (1.92) at Bet99