When long time San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer showed up in Atlanta in 2013, fans had to be hopeful that the years of mediocrity would change. Budenholzer learned under one of the best ever, Greg Popovich, in San Antonio and he instantly installed a better culture in Atlanta. The Hawks went on to finish with the best record in the East a year later and Budenholzer won the Coach of the Year award.
Like Budenholzer’s mentor in San Antonio, he and the Hawks know that as long as they keep plugging in the right pieces when guys ultimately come and go in Atlanta, they’ll continually find success. NBA bettors have taken note of that as Atlanta Hawks lines are scrutinized by handicappers on a nightly basis.
Atlanta Hawks Next Game
You don’t have to look any further than the box below to see the moneyline odds for the Atlanta Hawks next game. It lists the prices for both teams involved to help you make dive into the handicapping process.
Atlanta Hawks Score
Keeping track of the Atlanta Hawks scores throughout the year and spotting when they might be a fatigued team in desperate need of rest is always a good “play against” spot for bettors. The Hawks full schedule and results this year are found here.
Atlanta Hawks Standings
Budenholzer’s arrival meant that we should get used to seeing the Atlanta Hawks standings results be quite positive. The box below will show you if that’s the case again this year.
|Regular Eastern Conference|
|11||New York Knicks||82||29||53||8566||8858||0.354|
|Regular Eastern Conference Southeast|
|Regular Western Conference|
|2||Golden State Warriors||82||58||24||9304||8814||0.707|
|4||Oklahoma City Thunder||82||48||34||8844||8564||0.585|
|5||New Orleans Pelicans||82||48||34||9161||9054||0.585|
|7||San Antonio Spurs||82||47||35||8424||8187||0.573|
|Regular Western Conference Southwest|
|2||New Orleans Pelicans||82||48||34||9161||9054||0.585|
|3||San Antonio Spurs||82||47||35||8424||8187||0.573|
|Regular Western Conference Northwest|
|2||Oklahoma City Thunder||82||48||34||8844||8564||0.585|
|Regular Eastern Conference Central|
|Regular Eastern Conference Atlantic|
|4||New York Knicks||82||29||53||8566||8858||0.354|
|Regular Western Conference Pacific|
|1||Golden State Warriors||82||58||24||9304||8814||0.707|
Atlanta Hawks Record
Even before coach Budenholzer came on board, the Atlanta Hawks were a perennial playoff team but could never reach that next step of getting through the second round, often getting upset in the first round. Those lacklustre performances brought on the coaching change and Budenholzer has already taken his team to the Conference Finals in his three-year tenure.
Therefore, you can expect the Hawks to be contenders to win the Southeast Division on a yearly basis over the next couple of years. The organization continually finds ways to adapt and reinvent themselves when players leave during the Budenholzer era and that won’t change anytime soon. They are a tremendous home team that went 27-14 SU at home in the 15-16 regular season (for moneyline bettors), and even found a winning record against the spread on their own floor with a 21-19-1 ATS mark during those games.
Yet, until this team does eventually take that next step and reaches the NBA Finals, they will always be a team that bettors tend to favour during the regular season and have no problem betting against come playoff time. That’s a tough reputation to shake without sustained playoff success, but Budenholzer is more equipped than most in this league to lead his franchise there soon.