The Phoenix Suns (28-20) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (20-27) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on Peac. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Suns vs Hawks
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
The Suns won vs. the Nets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 136-120. The Suns not only secured a straight-up victory in this game but also covered the spread as -4-point favorites. The over/under line entering this matchup was 234 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
So far this season, the Suns are 28-20 overall and have gone 14-11 at home compared to 14-9 on the road. In their last three games, the Suns have gone 2-1.
Phoenix arrives with an ATS record of 18-29 for the season up to this point. The Suns have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 12-22 record against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
In their latest game against the Lakers, Trae Young was the top scorer for the Hawks’ offense, scoring 26 points and shooting 9/20 from the field. As the Hawks secured the victory with a final score of 138-122, Dejounte Murray also chipped in with 24 points.
In their last ten games, the Hawks are 5-5 and have an overall record of 20-27 as they prepare to face the Suns. At home, the Hawks are 10-13 while going 10-14 on the road this season.
Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 12-35 for the season. In their last two road games, Atlanta has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 7-17 on the road as opposed to 5-18 at home.
Suns Offense Breakdown
Today, the Suns enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 116.8 points per game (12th).
When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 12th in the NBA at 116.8 points per game. Interestingly, they actually score slightly more on the road (116.7) compared to at home (116.9).
So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.2% of their games. They are currently 4th in the league in field goal percentage at 49% and have made the 6th highest percentage of their two-point attempts.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 10th in the league at 37%. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 24th in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Hawks’ offense is rated 3rd in the league in scoring, averaging 120.6 points per contest.
So far this season, the Hawks are the 3rd highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 120.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 122.3 points per game, which is 4th in the league.
When it comes to pace, Atlanta is the 5th fastest team in the NBA, averaging 101.4 possessions per game. They are also the top offensive rebounding team in the league, grabbing an average of 13.1 offensive boards per game.
From a shooting perspective, the Hawks are 23rd in the league in field goal percentage at 46%. They have been an average three-point shooting team, hitting 36% of their attempts, which is 17th in the NBA.
Suns Team Defense
At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 114.4 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 13.9 per game, which is 24th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 8th in blocked shots at 6 per game.
Hawks Team Defense
The Hawks’ defense is presently ranked 29th in the league, allowing an average of 123.3 points per contest. In their previous game, the Hawks’ defense struggled against the Lakers, giving up 122 points on a field goal percentage of 53%.
Key Players For The Suns And Hawks
In today’s game, our projections have Devin Booker leading the Suns with 27 points on 10/18 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.3 points per game, along with 4.9 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Trae Young to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 42.3% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 27 points per game.
Suns vs Hawks Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Phoenix has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 123 points per game.
- Across the Hawks last three home games, the team averaged 109 points per game while allowing 121. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 3-7.
- As the betting favorite, the Suns have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Phoenix posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
For a pick on the point-spread in this Suns vs. Hawks matchup, our bet is to grab the Hawks at +3.5. Even though our projections have the Suns winning 116-113, we see the Hawks as the play on the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 246.5, and our model projects the Suns and Hawks to reach a combined total of 229 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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