The Raptors (-260) head to Atlanta to take on the Hawks (+207) at 6:00 ET. Toronto is currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-29, and they have lost four straight games. The Hawks are 11th in the East at 18-27 and have also lost four in a row.

BSSE will have TV coverage of this Eastern Conference matchup. The over/under line for the game is set at 239.5 points.


The Pick: Toronto Raptors +6.5

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 6:00 ET on Sunday, January 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-111 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.3% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Raptors Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Toronto has lost four straight games and is currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 16-29. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 5th place.

On the road, the Raptors are 6-16 this season, and they are 11-11 ATS on the road. Their average scoring differential on the road is -4.4 points per game.

As the underdog, Toronto is 8-21 straight up and 14-15 against the spread. Today, they are getting 6.5 points and are 3-14 as the underdog.

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Clippers by a score of 127-107. The O/U line for that game was 236.5, and Toronto was getting 8 points going into the game.

This season, the Raptors have an O/U record of 23-21-1, and the under has hit in their last six games. On average, their games have finished with 230.8 points.

So far this season, the Raptors have been an above-average scoring team at 114.2 points per game (18th). However, they have actually been better on the road, averaging 116.7 points per game compared to 111.8 at home (25th).

In terms of pace, Toronto ranks 17th in the league at 98.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 10th in the NBA at 47%. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Raptors are 12th in the league at 55%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Toronto is just 25th in the NBA at 35%. Overall, they are 20th in true shooting percentage. In terms of free-throw shooting, the Raptors are 21st in the NBA at 16.5 made free throws per game.

On defense, the Raptors come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 116.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 120.3 points per contest (2nd). In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 12th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 20th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Pressure Builds for Atlanta as Home Favorites

The Hawks are favored by 6.5 points today and have gone 12-11 as the favorite this season. In their games as the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of -0.5 points per game.

Looking at their ATS record, the Hawks are 11-34 for the season and have failed to cover the spread in their last four games. At home, they are 4-17 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -3.4 points per game.

Atlanta’s O/U record for the season is 24-21, and the over has hit in their last two games. On average, their games have finished with 243.4 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 239.5.

In their last game, the Hawks lost to the Mavericks by a score of 148-143. The O/U line for that game was 247.5 points. Atlanta was favored by 1.5 points going into the game.

Overall, the Hawks are 18-27 this season, which is currently 11th in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast Division, they are 3rd with a record of 6-5 against division opponents.

For the season, the Hawks’ games have averaged an O/U line of 240 points. In their last four games, they have failed to cover the spread on the road and have an ATS record of 7-17 on the road.

The Hawks have been one of the NBA’s most potent offenses this season, averaging 120.1 points per game (5th). At home, they have been even better, scoring 121.4 points per game (6th).

Atlanta has been an aggressive three-point shooting team, attempting the 6th most threes per game (37.9). Overall, they have connected on 36% of their attempts from beyond the arc (16th).

When it comes to two-point shooting, the Hawks are 22nd in the league with a 46% field goal percentage. They have also been one of the NBA’s best teams at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 6th in attempts per game (24.8).

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 29th rank in the NBA, allowing 123.3 points per game. The Atlanta defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Atlanta.