Atlanta Hawks vs. Portland Trail Blazers PreviewThe Portland Trail Blazers take on the Atlanta Hawks at the Moda Center for the final game of a long six-game homestand. The Blazers are coming into this game after a loss against the Toronto Raptors. For the Hawks, this is the first contest in a five-game Western Conference road trip. They lost their last game at home against the Los Angeles Clippers.
They pushed in transition off misses and turnovers (a 24-7 fastbreak point margin), crashed the glass (a 17-11 second chance margin), and got into the paint (a sky high 62-32 margin) all in Atlanta’s favor. But when the opponent was scorching hot on all jump shots, it was all for naught. Nick Andre of All Hawks talked about Dejounte Murray’s defensive prowess and how it benefits the Hawks. One of Murray’s strong suits has been his perimeter defense.
4. For Simons, it was an efficient but low scoring game where he scored just 14 points, but shot 58 percent from the field. The Blazers will need both of them to have great games, especially if both Hart and Nurkic do not end up playing. The trio of Simons, Lillard, and Grant combined for 70 points in their last game, and might need a bigger output to make up for the missing points in the starting lineup. What Others Are Saying Peachtree Hoops’ Wes Morton talked about the struggles from the Hawks to slow down the hot shooting Clippers in their last game.
Atlanta tried hard to not increase the deficit but an 8-1 run by the Clippers led by Reggie Jackson’s layup eliminated any chances of a comeback for the Hawks. Atlanta’s 3-pointer accuracy was limited to 25. 9% from the 3-point line while the Clippers shot with a success rate of 48. 7%. The Hawks won 47-37 on rebounds. Overall, the defense did pretty well for the Hawks but they lacked the offensive firepower. Trae Young looked in excellent touch as he finished with 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Atlanta finished with 15 offensive rebounds compared to just six for Los Angeles and ceded only nine turnovers to the Clippers’ 14. This resulted in 15 more field goal attempts for Atlanta over their opponent with virtually the same free throws taken between the two sides. But the Clippers overcame this large attempt gap with a greater willingness to take threes and capable shooting from range. The Clippers drilled 19-of-39 (49%) three-pointers compared to the Hawks’ 7-of-27 (26%) mark from there. The Hawks seemingly did everything they could do to narrow the gap, especially in the second half.
They lost one game to the Chicago Bulls. Atlanta has won 12 out of 26 away games as of now. In the last 5 away games The Atlanta Hawks have scored 118. 8 points per game. The Atlanta Hawks have conceded 115. 8 points per game. Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1 Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 3 The Portland Trail Blazers have won 2 of the last 5 home fixtures. The wins came against the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs. They lost against the likes of the Toronto Raptors, LA Lakers, and Philadelphia 76ers. The Trail Blazers have a home record of 13-11 as of now.
Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Trail Blazers Prediction, Betting
The Hawks are given a rank of 20 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 114. 7. The Portland Trail Blazers have been conceding 113. 5 points per game. They played with an average of 42. 4 rebounds per game. The average number of steals and the average number of blocks are currently at 6.
5 and 4. 3 respectively. The Trail Blazers are rated 115. 2 in the defense with a rank of 22 among all sides. Both teams seem to be at par on defense as per the rating. Hawks vs Trail Blazers Prediction: Odds Spread Portland Trail Blazers: -1. 5 (-119) Atlanta Hawks: +1. 5 (-119) Moneyline Portland Trail Blazers: -135 Atlanta Hawks: +100 Win Probability Portland Trail Blazers: 53% Atlanta Hawks: 47% Read: Raptors vs Suns Prediction Trail Blazers vs Hawks Prediction: Last Game Analysis Can the Hawks improve their away record? The Atlanta Hawks were dominated by the red-hot LA Clippers in the last away game. The Clippers secured an early lead in the first quarter.
If Nurkic does not play, it could heavily impact the Blazers’ offense and make points that much harder to score. However, if he does play, Lillard could find a lot of success with creating separation from lockdown defender Dejounte Murray. Anfernee Simons and Jerami Grant. The second and third options in the Blazers offense both had a good game in their last outing. For Grant, it marked his highest scoring output since Jan.
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