trae-young-2.jpg
Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 10 p.m. ET on Monday at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter. Portland is 13-22 overall and 11-9 at home, while the Hawks are 16-19 overall and 8-10 on the road. Both teams will be without several key players on Monday night due to COVID-19 protocols and injuries. 

Atlanta is favored by 5.5 points in the latest Trail Blazers vs. Hawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 226. 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 on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Trail Blazers vs. Hawks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Hawks vs. Blazers:

  • Trail Blazers vs. Hawks spread: Trail Blazers +5.5
  • Trail Blazers vs. Hawks over-under: 226 points
Featured Game | Portland Trail Blazers vs. Atlanta Hawks

What you need to know about the Trail Blazers

Portland is going to be without its best two players on Monday night, as Damian Lillard (abdominal) and CJ McCollum (lung) are both recovering from injuries. The Trail Blazers also have four players in COVID-19 protocol, headlined by Jusuf Nurkic and Cody Zeller, who are both doubtful for this game. Head coach Chauncey Billups missed the last three games while in the protocol, but he is going to return on Monday. 

The Trail Blazers have lost four straight games and 14 of their last 17. They are coming off a 139-106 loss to the Lakers on Friday, despite Ben McLemore matching his season-high of 28 points, making six 3-pointers in the process. Portland has won six of its last seven games against a team from the Eastern Conference. 

What you need to know about the Hawks

The Hawks capped 2021 off with a 121-118 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 66-51 deficit. Atlanta relied on the efforts of point guard Trae Young, who shot 5-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 35 points and 11 assists. 

Center Clint Capela dropped a double-double with 23 rebounds and 18 points in addition to four blocks. The Hawks only had nine players available for that game, but they had six players clear the protocol on Saturday. They will still be without John Collins and Bogdan Bogdanovic on Monday, though. 

How to make Hawks vs. Trail Blazers picks

The model has simulated Trail Blazers vs. Hawks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Hawks vs. Blazers? And which side covers well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks.