The Atlanta Hawks (31-31) host the Portland Trail Blazers (29-33) at State Farm Arena on Friday, March 3, 2023. The contest tips at 7:30 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Hawks are 8-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has a 241.5 point total.
How to bet Hawks vs. Trail Blazers
Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hawks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -315 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +251 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 241.5 points.
Hawks vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Atlanta, Georgia
- Arena: State Farm Arena
Hawks vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Hawks are 27-34-1 this season. Atlanta has been victorious in 20, or 57.1%, of the 35 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Hawks games this year have gone over the total in 35 out of 62 opportunities (56.5%).
The Trail Blazers have played 62 games, with 29 wins against the spread. Portland is 11-20 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 35.5% of those games). Trail Blazers games this year have gone over the total in 30 of 62 opportunities (48.4%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Hawks vs. Trail Blazers Injury Report
Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Calf), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Back), Anfernee Simons: Doubtful (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
Offensively, Atlanta is averaging 116.9 points per game (eighth-ranked in league). It is ceding 117 points per contest at the other end (22nd-ranked). The Hawks are putting up 116.7 points per game this year in home games, which is 0.4 fewer points than they’re averaging in away games (117.1). The Hawks’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, racking up 119.1 points per contest compared to the 116.9 they’ve averaged this year.
Atlanta is draining 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th-ranked in league). It owns a 35.3% shooting percentage (19th-ranked) from downtown. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Hawks have taken 67% two-pointers (accounting for 75.7% of the team’s baskets) and 33% three-pointers (24.3%).
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
Offensively Portland is the 13th-ranked squad in the league (114.9 points per game). On defense it is 18th (115.5 points allowed per game). The Trail Blazers score 119.6 points per game at home, and 110 on the road. Over their past 10 games, the Trail Blazers are putting up 117.3 points per game, 2.4 more than their season average (114.9).
In 2022-23, Portland is eighth in the league in 3-point makes (13.1 per game) and eighth in 3-point percentage (37.5%). In 2022-23, the Trail Blazers have attempted 58.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 41.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 67.7% of the Trail Blazers’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 32.3% have been 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Hawks, and we predict that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Hawks -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 241.5 points.
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