Hawks Break Through as Title ContenderThu, 22 Jan 2015 09:15
The Atlanta Hawks are the top team in the Eastern Conference, second in the league and boast a 31-11 record ATS. Why then, are they tied for fourth place in the NBA futures market? From now until the end of the 2014-2015 season, the Hawks will embark on a mission to prove that they’re as good as they look. Although the club has been playoff-bound for the better part of the past decade (they’ve reached the postseason seven straight times), they’re rarely favored to win the championship. The Hawks sport a 34-8 record this season, behind only the Golden State Warriors, and thrive with their three-headed attack of Al Horford, Paul Millsap and breakout star Jeff Teague. We know what to expect out of All-Star caliber Horford and Millsap, but Teague’s 17.2 points and 7.3 assists per game have helped redefine the franchise. Winners of 13 straight (and 27 of their last 29) Atlanta has not only dominated the East, but the league in general, including NBA powerhouses like the Cavaliers, Clippers, Mavericks and Rockets.Perhaps they’re not the sure-fire pick that the NBA betting community is looking for at this point, but they may well be the closest thing we’ve got.