At 7:30 ET, the Portland Trail Blazers will travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks. The Hawks are currently favored by 10.5 points and have won their last two games. The Blazers are on a seven-game losing streak and are 14th in the Western Conference.

This non-conference matchup will be played at State Farm Arena and can be seen on BSSE. The over/under line for this game is 214.5.

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Hawks -10.5

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Wednesday, March 27th.

WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-102 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 46.8% and knocking down 10 threes.

Do the Trail Blazers Stand a Chance on the Road?

Portland has lost their last seven games and are 19-53 on the season. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 14th place.

As the underdog, the Trail Blazers are 18-48 this season and are 33-32 ATS as the underdog. Today, they are getting 10.5 points and have gone 7-18 ATS on the road.

This season, Portland has gone 35-36-1 on the over/under, and 63 of their games have had higher O/U lines than today’s (214.5). On average, their games have scored 223.4 points.

In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Rockets by a score of 110-92. Portland was getting 14.5 points in that game and the O/U line was 224.5.

Overall, Portland is 8-40 against Western Conference teams and 1-15 against teams in their division. On the road, they are 8-26 compared to 11-27 at home.

The Trail Blazers are one of the league’s worst offenses, ranking 28th in scoring at 107.6 points per game. This season, they have scored just 106.3 points per game on the road.

Portland’s offense is heavily reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 21st in three-point attempts per game. However, they are just 24th in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

So far this season, the Blazers have scored below the NBA scoring average in 73.6% of their games. They have also seen a decrease in scoring in their last two games.

On defense, the Trail Blazers come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 116.3 points per contest (11th). Opponents are hitting 57.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.2% of their three-point attempts.

Can Atlanta Live Up to the Hype at Home?

The Hawks have a record of 38-33 on the over/under this season, and the over has hit in their last four games. Today’s O/U line is set at 214.5, and their games have averaged 239.9 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Hawks defeated the Celtics by a score of 120-118. They were 10.5-point underdogs going into the game, and the O/U line was 225.5.

Looking at their ATS record, the Hawks are 25-46 for the season. They have covered the spread in their last two games, and they are 14-25 ATS as the favorite. At home, they are 13-22 ATS.

As the favorite this season, the Hawks have a record of 22-17 and are favored by 10.5 points today. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 10th place and have a record of 32-39.

So far this season, the Hawks have gone 38-33 on the over/under. In non-conference games, their O/U record is 13-13 compared to 19-26 against the East.

The Hawks have been one of the NBA’s best offenses this season, ranking 5th in scoring at 119.2 points per game. At home, they are averaging 122.7 points per game, which is 4th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Atlanta is 6th in made threes at 13.7 per game. They are also one of the top teams in free throw attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.

On the season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59.2% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the league at 100 possessions per game.

At present, the Hawks’ defense is ranked 27th, allowing 120.7 points per game. Opponents are hitting 57.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.8% of their three-point attempts.