Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 3/21/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (30-38) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (40-29) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on NBA. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the 76ers. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.

Hawks vs Suns

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Atlanta’s most recently played the Lakers and lost with a final score of 136-105. Alongside their straight-up loss, the Hawks couldn’t cover as +9 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 226.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

So far this season, the Hawks are 30-38 overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. When playing against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are 17-26 and are 13-12 in non-conference games.

So far, Atlanta is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 23-45. As the favorite this season, Atlanta is 13-25 vs. the spread while going 10-20 as the underdog.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Suns defeated the 76ers with a final score of 115-102. In addition to their straight-up win, the Suns also covered the spread as -9.5-point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 217 points ended up below the over/under line of 222.

Coming into today, the Suns are 40-29 overall and have gone 3-2 in their last five games. In the Pacific Division, they are currently 3rd and are 8th in the Western Conference.

Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 27-41 for the season so far. Phoenix has gone 20-30 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 7-11 when playing as underdogs.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Hawks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 119 points per game (5th).

This season, the Hawks are one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, averaging 119 points per game. However, their scoring numbers are slightly lower on the road compared to their home games. In away games, Atlanta is averaging 115.7 points per contest.

When it comes to their shooting numbers, the Hawks are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also below average in three-point shooting, hitting 36% of their attempts (18th).

So far, the Hawks have made an average of 13.6 three-pointers per game, which is 7th in the league. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 5th in the NBA at 100.4 possessions per game.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Phoenix is averaging 116.9 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league.

So far this season, the Suns are scoring 116.9 points per game, which is 11th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 116.8 points per game.

When it comes to their shooting, the Suns are 5th in the NBA in field goal percentage at 49%. From three-point range, they are shooting 37%.

Phoenix has been getting to the free-throw line often this season, as they are 4th in free throw attempts per game. In terms of pace, the Suns are 15th in the league.

Hawks Team Defense

Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.1 points per game (29th). For the season, Atlanta is ranked 21st in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.1 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 49.5%.

Suns Team Defense

At present, the Suns’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 114.4 points per game. The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.

Key Players For The Hawks And Suns

In today’s game, we anticipate Dejounte Murray leading the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.1 points per game along with 5.2 boards.

On the other side, Kevin Durant is our projected leading scorer for the Suns. We have him ending the game with a team-high 28 and grabbing 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 52.5%, and his scoring average is 27.7 points per game.

Hawks vs Suns Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 107 points per game in this stretch.
  • Although Phoenix has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hawks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 4-6.

Hawks vs Suns Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +9.5, we have the Hawks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 226.5, and our model predicts the Hawks and Suns to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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