Remember me Reset Password


Atlanta Hawks Odds - Hawks still growing, still not good enough

Posted by Craig Parsons on 2/4/2014 4:03:15 AM

When examining the Atlanta Hawks odds, it’s easy to be encouraged by what they have done over the last four or five seasons. Online betting cappers know that the team has had a lot of consistency; the young roster has grown up together and they have shown incremental growth each year. Again the roster has improved, but this team still isn’t good enough to do much.

Atlanta Hawks odds: +5500 to win NBA Championship

  • Hawks have a lot of consistency on their roster
  • Need Horford, Smith to become consistent forces inside
  • Simply don’t have enough talent to compete for an Eastern Conference Championship

Atlanta Hawks odds maker breakdown: STARTING FIVE
NBA betting fans will recognize the Hawks’ starting five, which is the same from last year. Mike Bibby was the lone question mark, but the team signed the valuable point guard to a three-year contract in the offseason. Bibby will start alongside with Joe Johnson, Marvin Williams, Josh Smith and Al Horford. This is a good unit altogether, but unless Horford and Smith mature as premier inside scorers, this team won’t look a whole lot different from last year.

Atlanta Hawks odds maker breakdown: BENCH
One aspect that the Hawks have improved upon is their depth. The team added Jamal Crawford, who should add a nice scoring boost off the bench. The Hawks also added Joe Smith, adding a nice veteran presence in the front court. Holdovers Mo Evans and Zaza Pachulia fill are good veteran contributors.

Atlanta Hawks odds maker breakdown: OFFENSE
The Hawks offense is decent, but it’s not on the same level of Cleveland, Boston or Orlando, which is the biggest hurdle for this team. The backcourt is decent with Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford and Marvin Williams, but Bibby is past his prime and isn’t always reliable. For the Hawks to take the next step in the front court, they need to get more consistent play from Horford and Smith, which may or may not happen.

Atlanta Hawks odds maker breakdown: DEFENSE
The Hawks defense is still an aspect where this team lags behind a little bit. Bibby has lost a step and has struggled on the defensive side of the floor, and considering he has to guard some good point guards, that’s a problem. In the front court, the Hawks are undersized with Horford and Smith, and defensively, they just aren’t a match for players like Kevin Garnett or Dwight Howard.

Atlanta Hawks odds maker breakdown: COACHING
The Hawks are steady in this spot with Mike Woodson, and while the team likes him, he doesn’t match wits well with the better coaches in the league.

Atlanta Hawks odds maker breakdown: SEASON OUTLOOK
The sportsbook odds makers don’t put a whole lot of faith in the Hawks simply because they just aren’t good enough. There is consistency, there is talent, there is a good foundation, but there just isn’t enough here to suggest that the Hawks can knock off the Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics or Cleveland Cavaliers.

For more of the best sports betting articles on the internet and previews of all 30 NBA teams, check back with the Betting Edge daily.

Craig Parsons is's basketball expert.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top