Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020 – The Atlanta Hawks host the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday with the latter picked by NBA moneyline as favorites. The Hawks are out of the playoff picture and are preparing for the future. The Blazers, on the other hand, are trying to catch the last bus in the Western conference. The Blazers want to snap a two-game losing streak while the Hawks are looking for its second consecutive win.
Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020
Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers are struggling but still have the playoffs in sight. They need to string up wins with the current season winding down. Tasked to lead them is CJ McCollum and Carmelo Anthony on the offensive end. However, they need to step up defense, allowing opponents to score 115.2 points per contest. Against a team that has Trae Young, that needs to improve.
Players to watch: C. McCollum SG 55 GP 55 GS 35.9 MIN 21.9 PTS 0.6 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 4.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 16.68 PER
H. Whiteside C 54 GP 54 GS 31.1 MIN 15.9 PTS 4 OR 10.2 DR 14.2 REB 1.3 AST 0.4 STL 3.1 BLK 1.9 TO 3 PF 0.6 AST/TO 24.74 PER
C. Anthony PF 43 GP 43 GS 32.6 MIN 15.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.2 DR 6.4 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.7 TO 2.9 PF 0.9 AST/TO 12.17 PER
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Hawks continue to show signs of life anchored on Trae Young and John Collins. Overall, they have managed to get things together despite being out of the playoffs. Atlanta is looking to finish strong and come back better next NBA season. While offense is doing good, defense has been far from impressive. They are allowing teams 119.2 points per game, something Portland could take advantage of.
Players to Watch: T. Young PG 54 GP 54 GS 35.5 MIN 30.1 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.4 REB 9.2 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 4.8 TO 1.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 24.56 PER
J. Collins PF 34 GP 34 GS 32.6 MIN 21 PTS 2.7 OR 7.5 DR 10.2 REB 1.4 AST 0.7 STL 1.6 BLK 1.7 TO 3.5 PF 0.8 AST/TO 23.27 PER
D. Hunter SF 56 GP 55 GS 31.8 MIN 12.3 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 1.8 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 2.8 PF 1.1 AST/TO 8.6 PER
Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020 Betting Numbers
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard PG Groin is out indefinitely
Dewayne Dedmon C Elbow is out indefinitely
Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Picks
Despite the absence of Damian Lillard, the Blazers have enough firepower to clip the Hawks. NBA playoff lines pick them to prevail, something they need to boost their bid for a playoff seat. The bad news is that with nothing to lose, the Hawks could come out relaxed and with a better flowing offense.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Blazers for this game is at +100 while the Hawks are at -120 at home.
ATS: +1 is given to the Blazers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Hawks with -1.
TOTALs: 234 is the given total for this match with the Blazers going over and the Hawks the team under.
Score Prediction: 119 – 114 Blazers