Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks Free Prediction 02/29/20

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The Atlanta Hawks (18-43) welcome the Portland Trail Blazers (26-34) to State Farm Arena. The Trail Blazers will attempt to snap a five-game road losing streak. The game will air on Fox Sports – Southeast at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Hawks (3-point underdogs) covered in a 141-118 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Trail Blazers were defeated by the Indiana Pacers, 106-100, but did cover as 10-point underdogs. The Atlanta game went 28.5 points over the projected point total of 230.5, while the Portland game finished 12 points under the projected point total of 218. Atlanta played a perfect contest. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 32.6 (above their season average of 21.1) and a turnover percentage of 6.8 (better than their season average of 13.6). For those same stats, Brooklyn recorded marks of 15.9 and 9.8, respectively. Portland, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.511 vs. 0.489). Atlanta was led by John Collins, who recorded 33 points and 13 rebounds. Meanwhile, Hassan Whiteside played well for Portland, finishing with 18 points and 16 rebounds. In their first matchup this year, Damian Lillard led the Trail Blazers to a 124-113 victory. He recorded 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Portland covered as a 9-point favorite and the two teams combined to put up 237 points, which was over the projected point total of 226. Portland out-rebounded Atlanta. The Trail Blazers had 16 offensive rebounds and 61 total rebounds, while the Hawks had 11 and 48, respectively. Just over half of the Trail Blazers’ games have finished over the O/U total. Portland holds records of 26-34 straight up (SU) and 24-34-2 against the spread (ATS). Games featuring the Hawks have a tendency to finish over the total (58.3 percent). Additionally, Atlanta owns records of 18-43 SU and 27-32-1 ATS. Contrasting styles will be on display in this battle. Atlanta has preferred an up-tempo style of play (third in possessions per game), while Portland has been slower-paced (13th in possessions per game).

Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Trail Blazers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Hawks rank 20th in assists per game (23.7) while the Trail Blazers rank last (20.0).
  • Portland ranks second in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.5) while Atlanta ranks 29th (19.5).
  • The Trail Blazers rank fifth in steals allowed per game (6.9) while the Hawks rank 29th (8.8).
  • Portland averages 45.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA. Atlanta ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (47.0).
  • Atlanta averages 13.3 second chance points per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA. Portland ranks last in second chance points allowed per game (15.7).
  • The Trail Blazers rank second in blocks per game (6.2) while the Hawks rank 28th in blocks allowed per game (6.4).
  • The Hawks average 35.6 three pointers per game, which ranks eighth in the league. The Trail Blazers rank 24th in three pointers allowed per game (34.9).
  • Portland averages 13.3 fast break points per game, which ranks 14th in the NBA. Atlanta ranks 21st in fast break points allowed per game (14.5).
  • Atlanta ranks third in points in the paint per game (50.6) while Portland ranks 28th (44.0).
  • When allowing less than 100 points, Atlanta and Portland are both 4-0.
  • The Trail Blazers are 26-27 when they reach the century mark, while the Hawks are 18-36.
  • Portland is 13-17-1 ATS on the road, while Atlanta is 17-11-1 ATS at home.
  • The total has gone over in 16 of the Hawks’ 29 home games, while 16 of the Trail Blazers’ 31 road games have gone under.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hawks are 2-3 ATS over their last five games, while the Trail Blazers are 1-4.
  • In their last five games, Atlanta has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Portland has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 122.6 points per game (11.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 121.6 points per game (2.5 above their season average).
  • The Trail Blazers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, up from 2.2 for the season.