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Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2-29-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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

When: February 29, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: OX SPORTS SOUTHEAST – ATLANTA
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Portland Trail Blazers vs Atlanta Hawks 2/29/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Portland Trail Blazers +1 (-110) 234.5 o (-110) +100

Atlanta Hawks
-1 (-110) 234.5 u (-110) -120
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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

Trends

Portland Trail Blazers

Portland are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Portland’s last 18 games.
Portland are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
Portland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against Atlanta.
Trail Blazers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Atlanta.
Portland are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Portland’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
Portland are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Portland’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Portland are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Atlanta Hawks

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games.
Their total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 8 games against Portland.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 9 games when playing at home against Portland.
Atlanta are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Hawks are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Northwest Division division.
Atlanta are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard PG Groin is out indefinitely
Rodney Hood SG Achilles is out indefinitely
Jusuf Nurkic C Leg is out indefinitely
Zach Collins PF Shoulder is out indefinitely

Atlanta Hawks

Dewayne Dedmon C Elbow is out indefinitely
Clint Capela C Heel is out indefinitely
Skal Labissiere PF Knee is out indefinitely
DeAndre’ Bembry SF Abdominal is “?” Saturday vs Portland
Damian Jones C Illness is “?” Saturday vs Portland

Head-to-Head
Portland Trail Blazers Atlanta Hawks
24-34 Against the Spread 27-32
32-27 Straight Up 35-25
112 Points per Game 110
115 Points Allowed per Game 119
45.6 Offensive FG% 44.7
80.06 Offensive FT% 78.91
37.15 Offensive 3PT% 32.68
45.19 Defensive FG% 47.58
76.57 Defensive FT% 77.48
37.43 Defensive 3PT% 35.8

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