Hawks and Raptors in Key Playoff Matchup in Atlanta

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Hawks and Raptors Meet for Last Time this Season

The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks rank fourth and fifth in the Eastern Conference standings. A Win means home-court advantage for a possible playoff series could loom large. They meet on Friday at Philips Arena for the last time this regular season.

Toronto hopes to move up in the standings despite the loss of standout guard Kyle Lowry to wrist surgery. Atlanta snapped a three-game losing skid by beating Brooklyn 110-105 on Wednesday. Even with that win the Hawks have won just three of their past nine games. Atlanta is actually closer to the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference than fourth. The Hawks trail the Raptors by three games and are just two ahead of sixth-place Indiana.

Oddsmakers opened the Hawks as -2.5-point favorites versus the Raptors. The spread now has the Hawks favored by three points. The game’s total opened at 202.5 and has inched up to a solid 203.

The previous Raptors-Hawks games this season were during December in Toronto. The Raptors rolled to a 128-84 rout before the Hawks came back to win 125-121 two weeks later behind 27 points and 18 rebounds from Howard.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 110-105 result against the Brooklyn Nets on March 08. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a -10-point favorite. The 215 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dennis Schroder may have the team headed in the right direction. This, after a bounce-back game following his benching for most of the second half against Golden State because of an argument with center Dwight Howard.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 94-87 winner as they battled the New Orleans Pelicans on the road. The Raptors covered in the matchup as a +3.5-point underdog, while 181 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Odds Trends

 

Next up:
Toronto at Miami Saturday, March 11
Atlanta at Memphis Saturday, March 11

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