How Do The Atlanta Hawks Fare In October?

How Do The Atlanta Hawks Fare In October?
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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. utilized 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.

RankTeamRecordWin Pct.
1 Milwaukee Bucks 22-9.710
T-2 Toronto Raptors 23-10.697
T-2 Utah Jazz 23-10.697
4 Golden State Warriors 22-12.647
5 Portland Trail Blazers 20-11.645
T-6 Boston Celtics 19-11.633
T-6 San Antonio Spurs 19-11.633
8 Denver Nuggets 20-12.625
9 Minnesota Timberwolves 18-13.581
10 Philadelphia 76ers 19-14.576
11 Memphis Grizzlies 17-13.567
12 Charlotte Hornets 18-16.529
T-13 Los Angeles Clippers 16-15.516
T-13 Miami Heat 16-15.516
15 Phoenix Suns 14-16.467
T-16 Cleveland Cavaliers 14-17.452
T-16 New York Knicks 14-17.452
18 Los Angeles Lakers 14-18.438
19 Washington Wizards 13-17.433
T-20 Detroit Pistons 14-20.412
T-20 Indiana Pacers 14-20.412
T-22 Dallas Mavericks 13-19.406
T-22 New Orleans Pelicans 13-19.406
24 Chicago Bulls 12-19.387
25 Brooklyn Nets 13-21.382
26 Atlanta Hawks 12-20.375
27 Oklahoma City Thunder 11-19.367
T-28 Houston Rockets 11-21.344
T-28 Orlando Magic 11-21.344
T-28 Sacramento Kings 11-21.344

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.



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