Last Updated: 2019-11-10
The Portland Trail Blazers (3-6) will be at home in Moda Center at the Rose Quarter when they clash against the Atlanta Hawks (3-5). The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 227.5 points with Portland opening as an 8.5-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 10, 2019, and it can be seen on Fox Sports – Southeast.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers ATS Preview
In the Hawks’ last contest, they fell to the Sacramento Kings, 121-109. They were not able to cover as 2.5-point underdogs. With 30 points on 12-for-22 shooting, Trae Young was the top scorer from either team. Sacramento did a terrific job of making free throws (19-22; 86.4 percent). Atlanta, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (11.4 vs. 14.0). The two teams combined to put up 230 points, which was over the O/U total of 226.
The Trail Blazers failed to cover as 3.5-point favorites in their 119-115 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in their last contest. Damian Lillard was the top scorer from either team with 60 points on 19-for-33 shooting. Brooklyn had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (above their season average of 25.7). Portland, meanwhile, did an excellent job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (24-25; 96.0 percent). The two teams collectively scored 234 points, which finished under the O/U total of 240.5.
The Trail Blazers won both meetings against the Hawks last season. In the most recent matchup, Portland won 118-98. The Trail Blazers dominated every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.3 and a free throw rate of 0.198. For those same stats, the Hawks recorded marks of 15.1 and 0.138, respectively.
Of Atlanta’s 8 games, seven have finished under the O/U total, while 4 of Portland’s 9 games have finished over the projected point total. The Hawks hold a significant advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 3-5 SU and 4-4 ATS, while the Trail Blazers are 3-6 SU and 4-4-1 ATS.
Portland could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the NBA’s worst defenses. Dating back to last season, the Trail Blazers rank third in offensive efficiency, while Atlanta ranks 25th in defensive efficiency.
Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Betting Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Trail Blazers, ATS Winner – Trail Blazers, O/U – Under
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Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Trail Blazers average 14.8 second chance points per game, which ranks fourth in the NBA. The Hawks rank 23rd in second chance points allowed per game (14.5).
Atlanta ranks fifth in points in the paint per game (51.3) while Portland ranks 18th (48.1).
Portland ranks 12th in steals allowed per game (7.4) while Atlanta ranks last (9.8).
Portland ranks fourth in rebounds per game (47.4) while Atlanta ranks 14th in rebounds allowed per game (45.8).
Portland is 20-2 when they allow under 100 points, while Atlanta is 4-2.
In games where they score above 100 points, the Hawks are 31-45 and the Trail Blazers are 61-34.
The Trail Blazers average 5.1 blocks per game, which ranks 12th in the league. The Hawks rank 25th in blocks allowed per game (5.7).
Portland ranks fourth in three pointers allowed per game (30.0) while Atlanta ranks 25th (34.4).
The Trail Blazers rank seventh in assists allowed per game (23.4) while the Hawks rank 27th (26.4).
The Trail Blazers rank 15th in fast break points allowed per game (13.8) while the Hawks rank 25th (16.0).
Portland ranks sixth in points off turnovers allowed per game (15.3) while Atlanta ranks 25th (20.9).