Two teams that are both out of playoff contention will be facing off in Portland tonight, as the Hawks take on the Trail Blazers. Atlanta is favored by 3.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 218.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 ET at the Moda Center. ROOT will have the television broadcast.

ATLANTA HAWKS VS PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Hawks -3.5

This game will be played at Moda Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, March 13th.

WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-107 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Dejounte Murray finishing with Dejounte Murray points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 10 threes.

Is It the Hawks Game to Lose on the Road?

In their last two games, the Hawks have covered the spread as the favorite. Overall, they are 22-42 ATS this season and 13-23 ATS as the favorite. On the road, their ATS record is 11-20.

Atlanta’s O/U record for the season is 33-31, and the under has hit in their last three games. Today’s O/U line is set at 218, and their games have averaged 241.1 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Hawks lost to the Pelicans by a score of 116-103. The O/U line for that game was 221.5, and Atlanta was getting 6.5 points going into the game.

For the season, the Hawks are 29-35 and are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 17-26 and 12-9 against non-conference opponents.

As the favorite, Atlanta has a 21-15 record this season and has won two straight games on the road. On the road, they are 13-18 for the season.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 119.6 points per game (5th). However, on the road, they are averaging 116.5 points per game (10th).

So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59.4% of their games. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 6th in the league at 100.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 8th in both three-point makes (13.5) and attempts (37.5) per game. However, they are just 19th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%.

Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.5 points per game (29th). On two point field goal attempts, the Hawks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.1% and allowing 39.1% from beyond the arc.

Will the Trail Blazers Win at Home?

As the Trail Blazers get set to take on the Hawks, they have a record of 18-46, which is 14th in the Western Conference. In non-conference games, they are 10-11 compared to 8-35 against Western Conference opponents.

Portland’s ATS record for the season is 30-34, with a 17-14 ATS record on the road and 13-20 ATS at home. The team has covered the spread in their last five road games.

This season, the Trail Blazers have been the underdog in 58 of their 64 games. As the underdog, they are 29-29 straight-up and 29-29 against the spread. Their scoring differential as the underdog is -8.3 PPG.

In their most recent game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Celtics by a score of 121-99. They were 11.5-point underdogs going into the game. The O/U line for that game was 221 points.

This season, the average combined scoring total in Trail Blazers games is 224 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 218, and Portland has a season O/U record of 30-33-1.

At home, the Trail Blazers are averaging 109.1 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 28th in scoring at 108 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Portland is 29th in the league at 44%.

One area where the Blazers have struggled this season is three-point shooting. They are 24th in three-point shooting percentage at 35% and 24th in three-pointers made per game at 11.8.

When it comes to pace, Portland is 18th in the NBA at 97.8 possessions per game. In terms of assists, the Blazers are last in the league at 23 per game.

In terms of defense, Trail Blazers is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 116.1 points per game. So far this season, the Trail Blazers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 6th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 24.0 times per game vs. Portland.