Few NBA teams have struggled as much as the Atlanta Hawks have during the month of October. Fortunately for coach Quin Snyder’s team, it’s a short month. The season tips in two weeks, and the Hawks are hoping to build off last season, when they lost in six games to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA playoffs. A quick start would definitely help their chances. However, that has eluded the team in recent years.
While the first month of the NBA season is short, it is an important few games to get off to a hot start in October. BetGeorgia.com utilized ChampsorChumps.us to find the records of every NBA team in October since the 2017-2018 to find the best to worst teams during the first month of the NBA season. Some insightful information that could prove useful in the future for Georgia sports betting participants.
Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same amount of games, so ranking is based on win percentage. No games were played in October during the 2020-21 NBA season, which coincidentally was the Hawks best season in this stretch.
NBA Team Records in the Month of October Since 2017-18
For the story, we can cover each of the teams’ October games and any storylines as part of the October schedules for each of them. Below you'll find some information that may help you make decisions on Georgia sports betting apps once they become legal.
Hawks Flying Low in October
Only four teams have worse records in October than the Hawks, who finished last in the Southeast Division for three straight seasons before winning it in 2020-21. They’ve finished second in each of the past two.
Atlanta has four October games in a six-day stretch. The Hawks begin the 2023-24 season on Oct. 25 at the Charlotte Hornets. Their home debut is two days later against the New York Knicks.
The toughest game in the early stretch is an Oct. 29 game at the Milwaukee Bucks, who just added superstar guard Damian Lillard to boost their NBA title chances. The Hawks' October slate ends on Oct. 30 with a home game versus the Minnesota Timberwolves.
FanDuel sportsbook Georgia doesn't exist yet, but nationally at -200, FanDuel gives Atlanta the seventh-best odds of making the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The Flutter Entertainment sportsbook also has set the Hawks season win total at 41.5.