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Atlanta Hawks 2024 NBA Championship Odds

The Atlanta Hawks are a play-in team for the 2024 NBA Playoffs. And that is likely all they will ever be. Trae Young carried the Hawks to the postseason. But Young carries too much of the Hawks’ burden. Atlanta is a flawed and incomplete team. Quin Snyder arrived as head coach at the end of last season with impeccable credentials. Snyder led the Utah Jazz into perennial contention during his time there. However, Synder has failed to crack the code after his first full season on the job. Atlanta is a tough sell to NBA Playoff bettors.

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Atlanta Hawks NBA Betting Lines

Atlanta Hawks +3

Chicago Bulls -3

Total: 220.5

Money Line: Atlanta +133, Chicago -154

The Atlanta Hawks are 36-46 straight up, 29-53 against the spread, and 46-36 over/under the total. Late on, Atlanta has covered one out of their last seven games. While the Hawks have gone over the total in four of its previous five matchups. Atlanta is 10th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings. Atlanta is 28 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Atlanta has NBA metrics of 5th for scoring offense, 21st for field goal percentage, 17th for 3-point field goal percentage, 8th for free throw percentage, and 6th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Hawks have NBA metrics of 28th for scoring defense, 28th for field goal percentage permitted, 28th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 20th for defensive rebounding.

Atlanta qualified for the play-in round. The Chicago Bulls host the Hawks on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Tipoff time is 9:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Atlanta Hawks Key Players

PG Trae Young leads the Hawks with 26.0 points and 10.8 assists per game. Young is a 3-time NBA All-Star. He has averaged 25 points per game or higher every season since 2019-20. Last year in the playoffs, Young averaged 29.2 points and 10.2 assists per game.

Atlanta Hawks Head Coach

Head coach Quin Snyder brings instead credibility to the Hawks. Snyder became one of the most respected head coaches in the NBA from his time with the Utah Jazz, where he served from 2014-15 through 2021-22. Snyder made the NBA playoffs in his final six seasons but lacked enough talent to contend with teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, who always seemed to have just a bit more. Snyder’s biggest challenge in Atlanta is convincing an offense-oriented team to clamp down defensively. So far, he has not made the sale. Snyder has a career regular season record of 418-320. He is 23-34 in the playoffs.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023–24 82 36 46 2nd, Southeast TBD
2022–23 82 41 41 2nd, Southeast Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Celtics)
2021–22 82 43 39 2nd, Southeast Lost in First Round, 1–4 (Heat)
2020–21 72 41 31 1st, Southeast Lost in Conference Finals, 2–4 (Bucks)
2019–20 67 20 47 5th, Southeast Did not qualify
2018–19 82 29 53 5th, Southeast Did not qualify
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Atlanta Hawks History

You might not think it, but the Atlanta Hawks are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA. They were founded in 1949 as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and played in Moline, Illinois. The legendary Red Auerbach was their head coach for most of that first season, but they could not draw big crowds and left the area after just two years.

The franchise was unable to have much success in its next home either. The Hawks moved to Milwaukee and never posted a higher winning percentage than .380 during their four seasons there. That led to another move, and it looked like they had finally found their forever home in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Hawks made it to the NBA Finals four times in five years from 1957 to 1961. Bob Pettit was the franchise's first superstar, winning the NBA MVP in 1956 and 1959, and he led the Hawks to the NBA title in 1958. They continued to be a real contender throughout the 1960s. But the team was sold to a group from Atlanta that moved it there in 1968.

The Atlanta Hawks have been to the playoffs 35 times since moving to their current location, but they have never been able to make the NBA Finals. Atlanta has had some exciting teams with stars like Pete Maravich and Dominique Wilkins over the years, but the franchise has been unable to take that next step. The Hawks made the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015 and 2021, where teams with transcendent superstars defeated them.

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