Wednesday, May 25 2022

Through 2 Quarters

The Toronto Raptors are giving their home crowd exactly what it was hoping to see. a victory is still up for grabs for either squad at halftime, but they are up 63-59 over the Atlanta Hawks

The Raptors have been riding high on the performance of power forward Pascal Siakam, who has 25 points and two assists along with eight rebounds. A double-double would be Siakam’s third in a row.

Point guard Trae Young has led the way so far for Atlanta, as he has 12 points and eight assists in addition to four boards.

The Hawks haven’t been much of a second-half team this season, losing 78% of the time when they were down at the break.

Who’s Playing

Atlanta @ Toronto

Current Records: Atlanta 25-26; Toronto 27-23

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last five games, but now they must head out on the road. They and the Toronto Raptors will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET Feb. 4 at Scotiabank Arena without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. These two teams have set a high bar for this game after stand-out offensive performances in their previous games.

Atlanta beat the Phoenix Suns 124-115 on Thursday. The Hawks’ point guard Trae Young did his thing and shot 6-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 43 points and five assists.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday Toronto proved too difficult a challenge. The Raptors won 127-120 over Chicago in overtime. It was another big night for Toronto’s power forward Pascal Siakam, who posted a double-double on 25 points and 13 rebounds along with seven dimes.

Atlanta is expected to lose this next one by 3. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the squad is 3-10 ATS when expected to lose.

The wins brought the Hawks up to 25-26 and Toronto to 27-23. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Atlanta comes into the game boasting the fourth fewest steals given up per game in the league at 7.3. But the Raptors rank third in the league when it comes to steals per game, with 9.26 on average. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena — Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: The Sports Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $54.98

Odds

The Raptors are a 3-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Raptors, as the game opened with the Raptors as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 15 out of their last 21 games against Atlanta.

  • Jan 31, 2022 – Toronto 106 vs. Atlanta 100
  • Apr 13, 2021 – Atlanta 108 vs. Toronto 103
  • Mar 11, 2021 – Atlanta 121 vs. Toronto 120
  • Feb 06, 2021 – Atlanta 132 vs. Toronto 121
  • Jan 28, 2020 – Toronto 130 vs. Atlanta 114
  • Jan 20, 2020 – Toronto 122 vs. Atlanta 117
  • Nov 23, 2019 – Toronto 119 vs. Atlanta 116
  • Feb 07, 2019 – Toronto 119 vs. Atlanta 101
  • Jan 08, 2019 – Toronto 104 vs. Atlanta 101
  • Nov 21, 2018 – Toronto 124 vs. Atlanta 108
  • Mar 06, 2018 – Toronto 106 vs. Atlanta 90
  • Jan 24, 2018 – Toronto 108 vs. Atlanta 93
  • Dec 29, 2017 – Toronto 111 vs. Atlanta 98
  • Nov 25, 2017 – Toronto 112 vs. Atlanta 78
  • Mar 10, 2017 – Atlanta 105 vs. Toronto 99
  • Dec 16, 2016 – Atlanta 125 vs. Toronto 121
  • Dec 03, 2016 – Toronto 128 vs. Atlanta 84
  • Apr 07, 2016 – Atlanta 95 vs. Toronto 87
  • Mar 30, 2016 – Toronto 105 vs. Atlanta 97
  • Mar 10, 2016 – Toronto 104 vs. Atlanta 96
  • Dec 02, 2015 – Toronto 96 vs. Atlanta 86

Injury Report for Toronto

No Injury Information

Injury Report for Atlanta

  • Lou Williams: Game-Time Decision (Back)
  • Danilo Gallinari: Out (Hamstring)

Source: CBSSports.com

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