The Raptors won 110-106 on the road at the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, at a time when thoughts were largely focused on the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others.
Pascal Siakam scored 35 points for Toronto, with Kyle Lowry adding 16. It was a seventh straight win for the Raptors.
Toronto are averaging 112.0 Points per Game (PPG), while they are allowing 106.0 (PA). Siakam leads the way with 23.8 PPG, with Serge Ibaka averaging 8.2 Rebounds per Game (RPG). They are 16-7 on home-court this season.
The Hawks, who have struggled all season as the worst team in the Eastern Conference, set a season scoring high in beating the Washington Wizards 152-133 on Sunday night.
Trae Young had 45 points and 14 assists, while De’Andre Hunter scored 25 points, Kevin Huerter added 18 points and John Collins had 16.
Atlanta are averaging 108.7 PPG, while they are allowing 117.8 (PA). Young is averaging an excellent 29.5 PPG, while Alex Len is averaging 5.8 RPG. They are 5-19 on the road this season.
Toronto Raptors vs Atlanta Hawks Betting Lines & Prediction
It’s impossible to see beyond a win for the defending NBA champions in our basketball predictions for this game and the NBA betting lines indicate likewise, with the Raptors at -750 (1.13) with Sports Interaction on the Money Line odds, while the Hawks can be backed at +600 (7.00) with bet365.
For the tip, we prefer the Point Spread, with Toronto -12.5 on offer at -102 (1.98) with 888Sport.