Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 9 (2/9): NBA

Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 9 (2/9): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Hawks money line -185
Hawks spread -4.5 (-110)
Suns money line +165
Suns spread +4.5 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Atlanta Hawks Phoenix Suns
Record 27-28 30-26
Home / road record 13-11 11-17
Streak L2 W3
Points per game 116.00 112.00
Points allowed per game 116.00 111.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 42.00
Rebounds allowed per game 46.00 43.00
Over / under record 31-23-1 25-28-3
 

Preview

The Atlanta Hawks return home and will host the Phoenix Suns at the State Farm Arena on Thursday night. These teams already faced each other earlier this season in Phoenix where the Hawks outscored them 132-100.  

 

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have lost 4 of their last 6 games and are 13-11 at home so far ranking 2nd in the Southeast Division. The Hawks are 13-13 against conference opponents. Atlanta has a 4-2 record in one-possession games.

Trae Young is averaging 27.1 points and 9.8 assists for the Hawks. Dejounte Murray is averaging 18.1 points over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

In their last 10 games the Hawks are 4-6, averaging 119.4 points, 44.1 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 50.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 119.0 points per game

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 11-17 on the road so far this season with a 30-26 record overall ranking 4th in the Pacific Division. Phoenix is second in the Western Conference shooting 38.5% from downtown. Saben Lee paces the Suns shooting 50% from 3-point range.

Mikal Bridges is averaging 16.5 points and 3.5 assists for the Suns. Deandre Ayton is averaging 14.0 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 50.0% over the past 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are  8-2, averaging 112.7 points, 48.6 rebounds, 28.8 assists, 7.7 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.5 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Phoenix are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games against Atlanta.

Phoenix are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Atlanta.

Phoenix are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

Phoenix are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 12 games.

Atlanta are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games against Phoenix.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Suns just got one of the best players in the NBA in Kevin Durant in a trade with the Nets but he won't be available for this game same as Booker who will rest. The Hawks have been struggling lately but they still have a 13-11 record at home and have all of their starters ready to go and they already beat the Suns on the road by a 30 point margin so they'll be in huge advantage on this game. Take the Hawks.

 

PICK: Hawks -4.5 (-110)

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