Hawks vs. Blazers Free Pick 02/13/17 – Ben Burns NBA Predictions
By Ben Burns
Its no secret that the Blazers like to push the pace. That said, given the setup and opponent, this O/U line still looks a little on the high side. For just the second time this season, the Blazers have enjoyed three day’s worth of rest in between games. In the previous instance, their next game stayed well below the number. That game (1/25 vs LA) had an O/U line of 221 but produced only 203 combined points.
Going back a little further finds the ‘under’ at 8-4 the past 2+ seasons, when Portland has played with three or more day’s rest in between games.
Atlanta road games are averaging 204.8 points this season. The “under” is 12-5 when the Hawks have seen an O/U line of 210 or greater. Going back further, including last year’s visit here, the “under” is 21-11 the last few seasons, when they’ve played a game with an O/U line of 210 or greater.
Last year’s meeting here had an O/U line of 211.5 and finished with 202 combined points. That game had just 91 points at the break. Don’t be surprised if this one also proves a little lower-scoring than expected. Consider the Under.
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