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Hawks vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Phoenix Suns
  • Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
  • Date: Wednesday, February 1st
  • Betting Odds PHO -1.5, ATL +104 | PHO -125 O/U OFF

The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-26. So far, the team has gone 22-28-1 against the spread. Atlanta will take the court having lost 2 straight games. The team has an average scoring margin of -5.5 in these matchups.

Atlanta will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Suns, as they previously lost to the Trail Blazers by a score of 129-125. However, because they entered as 5 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Atlanta was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Trail Blazers by 4 going into halftime. In the loss, Dejounte Murray led the team in scoring with 40 points on a field goal percentage of 52.0%.

The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-25. So far, the team has gone 27-23-2 against the spread. The Suns entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 9.0 points per game.

The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Raptors by a score of 114-106. Heading into the game, they were 2 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. In the game, Phoenix was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Raptors by 9 going into the second half. In the win, Mikal Bridges led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 63.2%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

Going back to last season, the Hawks and Suns split their season series, with each team picking up a win at home. The average point total across the two games was 241.5 points. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Hawks averaged 120.5 points per game vs Phoenix, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Hawks saw a boost in scoring, the Suns averaged 118.0 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Atlanta. This figure was similar to season-long average. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Hawks have an average scoring margin of +8 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-2. A combined average of 234 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 5-0.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Heading into play, the Hawks offense is rated 9th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.2 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 7th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

On defense, the Hawks will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 21st ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 27.2 points per game. For the season, he is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 2.9 boards and 9.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 24th ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 46 games, he is averaging 21.2 and is 82nd in the league in player efficiency rating.

This season, the Phoenix offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 112.9 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Suns are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.8 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 22nd in the league in field goal percentage 46.3%.

On the defensive end of the floor, the Suns are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 9th in the NBA.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Suns 2nd leading scorer, Devin Booker. In his 29 games, Booker is averaging 27.1 points per game while dishing out 5.6 assists and grabbing 4.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Mikal Bridges, who leads the team and is 77th in the NBA at 16.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 46.5% of his field goal attempts while taking 14.8% of the team’s shots from the floor.

Hawks vs Suns Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hawks +1.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF