On Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks will take on the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Ontario. It’s the third and final time these teams meet this season, and the Hawks won the last one.
Trae Young ACTIVE, Clint Capela OUT for Raptors – Hawks
- Toronto Raptors
In the Eastern Conference, the Toronto Raptors are now 11th, 11.5 games out of first place.
Their offensive output is 112 points per game at a 44.9% clip. A team with a shooting percentage this low also has the lowest scoring average (24th).
Pascal Siakam has maintained his position as the league’s leading scorer thanks to his 26.1 ppg average on 48.2 % shooting.
The opposition scores 111.5 points per game on the Raptors’ defense and shoots 48.8 percent from the field.
This is the tenth-best scoring defense in the league, and the 27th-best shooting defense.
- Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks had lost to the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 114-105 in their previous game. They struggled to put points on the board, and they’ll need to get more shots to fall if they want to challenge the Raptors on the road.
The Atlanta Hawks are currently in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, 11 games out of the lead.
They are scoring an average of 115 points per game on offense and having a shooting percentage of 46.8 percent. The team’s point per game average is 11th best in the league, and their shooting percentage is 19th best.
Trae Young is still the offensive player to beat, as he puts up 27.5 points per game on 42.2% shooting.
The Hawks’ defense has been atrocious this season, allowing 116.2 points per game and 47.4 percent shooting from the field to their opponents.
The team’s defensive rating is significantly lower than its offensive rating, as they are ranked 22nd in points allowed per game and 20th in field goal percentage defense.
Injury Report for the Raptors
|Otto Porter Jr.
|Tue, Jan 10
|Out for the season
Injury Report for the Hawks
|Fri, Jan 13
|Expected to be out until at least Jan 28
|Thu, Jan 12
|Game Time Decision