The Upside –
The Portland Trail Blazers are up against the Atlanta Hawks; where they will be hosting the Hawks on Monday at the Moda Center. The Hawks have won 6 of their last nine games; however, they will be looking to bounce back from losing to the Clippers. Trae Young led the Hawks with 31 points and ten assists, while John Collins and Dejounte Murray also contributed. The Hawks shot well, but their defense was weak.
The Downside –
On the other hand, the Trail Blazers have lost 9 of their last 13 games. Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 30 points, and Jerami Grant and Anfernee Simons also helped. Despite their efforts, the Trail Blazers were defeated by the Raptors.
Regarding betting trends, the Hawks have struggled against teams with losing records and have a good record when playing with one day of rest. The Trail Blazers, however, have struggled following losses, especially if they lost by more than 10 points.
The Outlook –
Previously, the under has been successful in most games between these two teams in Portland, and the Hawks have not been victorious against the Trail Blazers in their last 5 of 9 games.
Trae Young is listed as day-to-day with an injury, while Jusuf Nurkic and Josh Hart for the Trail Blazers are questionable for this game. Despite this, the Hawks could take advantage and get back on track against the struggling Trail Blazers.
Atlanta +1.5 is the prediction.