2024 NBA picks for March 13 from proven model

The Atlanta Hawks will visit the Portland Trail Blazers in a cross-conference matchup on Wednesday’s NBA schedule. Portland is 18-46 overall and 10-23 at home, while Atlanta is 29-35 overall and 13-18 on the road. The teams have alternated wins and losses over their last eight meetings, with Atlanta victorious the last time out, 129-111, on March 3. The Blazers are 30-34 against the spread in the 2023-24 NBA season, while the Hawks are 22-42 versus the number.

Tip-off is at 10 p.m. ET at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Ore. Atlanta is are favored by 3.5 points in the latest Trail Blazers vs. Hawks odds, per SportsLine consensus, and the over/under is 217.5 points. Before entering any Hawks vs. Trail Blazers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters Week 21 of the 2023-24 NBA season on a sizzling 70-46 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning nearly $2,200. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

The model has set its sights on Atlanta vs. Portland. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Hawks vs. Trail Blazers:

Trail Blazers vs. Hawks spread: Trail Blazers +3.5
Trail Blazers vs. Hawks over/under: 217.5 points
Trail Blazers vs. Hawks money line: Blazers: +139, Hawks: -165
Trail Blazers vs. Hawks picks: See picks at SportsLine
What you need to know about the Hawks
After a string of three wins, the Hawks’ good fortune finally ran out on Sunday as they fell 116-103 to the New Orleans Pelicans. Even though the team lost, it still had its share of impressive performances. One of the best came from Bogdan Bogdanovic, who scored 25 points with seven assists and two steals.

While Atlanta ranks fifth in the NBA in points per game, it ranks in the bottom four in both points allowed and defensive rating. Even though the team has the worst ATS record (22-42) in the league, the Hawks have covered in five of their last eight games. However, the team will be shorthanded on Wednesday as four double-digit scorers are either out, in the case of Trae Young (finger), Saddiq Bey (knee) and Onyeka Okongwu (toe), or doubtful, in the case of Jalen Johnson (ankle). See which team to pick here.

What you need to know about the Trail Blazers
The Trail Blazers were no doubt aware that the odds were against them in their matchup with the Boston Celtics, but that awareness did nothing to prevent the predicted outcome. Portland suffered a grim 121-99 defeat to the Celtics on Monday. Deandre Ayton led the team with 22 points and 15 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons added 17 points.

The Blazers rank 28th in both points per game and offensive rating as injuries have taken a huge toll on their offensive production. Malcolm Brogdon (elbow) and Shaedon Sharpe (abdominal), who are both averaging over 15 points per game, are out for Wednesday, while Jerami Grant, who averages 21 points per game, is questionable with a hamstring strain. Portland is 5-2 ATS over its last seven games. See which team to pick here.

Key Betting Info
Some of the betting trends to consider are:

The Hawks are 5-13 against the spread in their last 18 games vs teams that win less than 45 percent of games.
The Hawks are 20-40 against the spread in their last 60 games vs teams allowing more than 102 points per game.
The Trail Blazers are 29-29 against the spread in their last 58 games when not the favorite.
How to make Trail Blazers vs. Hawks picks
The model has simulated Hawks vs. Trail Blazers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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