Tuesday, October 4 2022

Through 3 Quarters

The Toronto Raptors are just one quarter away from delivering their fans the win they’ve been expecting. Either team is in a position to win, but they lead against the Atlanta Hawks 89-83.

Power forward Pascal Siakam has led the way so far for Toronto, as he has 29 points and five assists in addition to seven rebounds. Atlanta has been relying on the performance of point guard Trae Young, who has posted a double-double on 20 points and 13 dimes along with four boards.

The Hawks have been used to carrying a lead into the fourth quarter lately, so we’ll see how they respond to the deficit.

Who’s Playing

Atlanta @ Toronto

Current Records: Atlanta 41-37; Toronto 45-33

What to Know

The Atlanta Hawks have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will take on the Toronto Raptors at 7:30 p.m. ET Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena after having had a few days off. Toronto will need to watch out since the Hawks have now posted big point totals in their last five contests.

Atlanta was able to grind out a solid victory over the Brooklyn Nets this past Saturday, winning 122-115. It was another big night for Atlanta’s point guard Trae Young, who dropped a double-double on 36 points and ten assists in addition to six boards. Young’s night made it three games in a row in which he has scored at least 30 points.

Meanwhile, Toronto was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Sunday as they fell 114-109 to the Miami Heat. Despite the loss, Toronto had strong showings from power forward Pascal Siakam, who had 29 points and five assists along with eight rebounds, and point guard Fred VanVleet, who had 29 points and seven assists. This also makes it four games in a row in which VanVleet has had at least three steals.

The Hawks are expected to lose this next one by 4.5. They are currently five-for-five against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

Everything went Atlanta’s way against the Raptors in the teams’ previous meeting in February as they made off with a 127-100 win. The rematch might be a little tougher for Atlanta since the team won’t have home-court advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday 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: $50.00

Odds

The Raptors are a 4.5-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Raptors as a 4-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 16 out of their last 23 games against Atlanta.

  • Feb 26, 2022 – Atlanta 127 vs. Toronto 100
  • Feb 04, 2022 – Toronto 125 vs. Atlanta 114
  • 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

  • Yuta Watanabe: Out (Quadriceps)
  • OG Anunoby: Out (Thigh)
  • Isaac Bonga: Game-Time Decision (Toe)

Injury Report for Atlanta

  • Danilo Gallinari: Out (Knee)
  • John Collins: Out (Finger)

Source: CBSSports.com

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