By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
2014-15 NBA season record: 6-10; Percentage: 38%
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
TORONTO (12-2) AT ATLANTA (7-5), 7:30 PM (ET)
The Raptors continue to impress with five straight wins, including a road
score at Cleveland four days ago. Unfortunately, that was their only road win
during the stretch and their lone road game since Nov. 5.
Atlanta is no slouch having won its last two games. The Hawks currently sit
fourth in the Eastern Conference as they host Toronto this evening. They also
have beaten the Raptors seven of the last nine meetings at home.
The Raptors are favored tonight by 3.5 points for two reasons. One, they
rarely lose, and two, Atlanta played last night and had to travel. Still, last
night's contest was the Hawks first game in four days so having played last
night should not be a major factor. As far as the Raptors never losing, eight
of their last nine games were played at home.
Look for the Hawks to get the best of Toronto and come away with the outright
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take Atlanta plus 3.5 points.
THE TRENDS REPORT
Toronto is 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS in its last five games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU and 5-3 ATS in its last eight games
Toronto is 3-1 both SU and ATS the last four meetings