Basketball betting scheduling information shows that this is the 4th game of a 6-game road trip for the Hawks. NBA betting trends definitely favor Portland in this matchup. The Blazers have won 9 of the last 10 meetings against Atlanta and they are 6-4 against the NBA odds in those games. At Portland, the Blazers have won four of the last five meetings although they are only 1-4 against the NBA betting pointspread.
These teams almost always play very tight games that are very exciting. The margin of victory in the last three games has been 1, 2 and 2 points. Going back farther we see that almost every NBA betting matchup between the two is close. Only once in the last 10 meetings has the margin of victory been more than 10 points as NBA betting numbers indicate. NBA betting statistics tell us that xix of the last ten games between the two teams have been decided by two points or less.
The Hawks have been a solid team on the road this season versus the NBA odds but the Blazers have been solid at home. Atlanta is led by Joe Johnson as NBA betting stats show while Portland is led by Brandon Roy. The Hawks are just outside of the Top 10 in defense in the league as NBA betting numbers indicate while ranking in the middle of the pack on offense. The Blazers have very similar numbers to the Hawks as they rank just inside the Top 10 on defense and in the middle of the league on defense as basketball betting stats show.
There is also a strong over NBA betting trend in this matchup. Seven of the last eight games between the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total including the last four in a row. At Portland, four of the last five have gone over the basketball betting total.
If history is any indication then this will be a great NBA betting contest on Friday night. Open a New Account at SBG Global and you can bet on the Hawks and Blazers and all of the other exciting NBA betting action.