Raptors at Hawks: NBA Picks for Friday, March 10

Atlanta Hawks

Friday, March 10, 2017 3:04 PM GMT

The Raptors and Hawks have both been struggling on offense as of late, but their defenses have been right on track. That should play tonight with the NBA odds for the total shrinking in this one.

Raptors vs. Hawks

If there are two things the Hawks and Raptors have in common, it's their struggles on offense. The Raptors' are obvious after losing Kyle Lowry for essentially the rest of the regular season.

However, the Hawks' struggles on offense have been going all season, and lately it's been even more so. Since the final game before the All Star Break, almost a month ago, the Hawks have an offensive rating of only 100.9 points per 100 possessions. The Sixers without Joel Embiid have been more efficient on offense.

With the Raptors playing pretty good defense, but with only a 104.2 ORtg in that same stretch, this game is begging for you to take the 'under.'

The sharps have already moved the NBA odds down some, from 202½ to 201. It's even starting to dip lower. With the Raptors playing extremely slow during that same stretch, this one should be a game where one or both teams fall below 100 points.

NBA Free Pick: 'Under' 201

Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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