Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks Predictions 2/3/22
Phoenix Suns (41-9 SU, 28-22-0 ATS) vs. Atlanta Hawks (24-26 SU, 22-28-0 ATS)
When: Thursday February 03 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: State Farm Arena: Atlanta, Georgia
Point Spread: PHX -5.5/ATL 5.5 (Opened at PHX -5 at BetOnline who offers 35% crypto reloads, an awesome live betting platform and Bitcoin payouts in less than ONE HOUR!)
Total: 223.5 (Opened at 223)
Money Line: Phoenix -210/Atlanta +175
Power Rating: PHX -4
Probable Starting Lineups
Suns: PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, SF Mikal Bridges, PF Jae Crowder, C Deandre Ayton
Hawks: PG Trea Young, SG Bogan Bogdanovic, SF De’Andre Hunter, PF John Collins, C Clint Capela
Frank Kaminsky: knee (OUT) Abdel Nader: conditioning (OUT) Cameron Payne: wrist (OUT) Dario Saric: knee (OUT) Landry Shamet: ankle (OUT)
Trae Young: shoulder (QUESTIONABLE)
The Phoenix Suns enter today’s game, having won 11 games in a row, giving them a three-game lead in the Western Conference. When playing away from home, the Suns are an above .500 team, having gone 19-4. As the road team, the Suns travel to Atlanta with a positive plus-minus rating of 7.4 points. Overall, the Suns are ranked 2nd among NBA teams in point differential (5.5). This record has come while playing the 12th most difficult schedule.
For bettors, taking the Phoenix Suns to cover the spread has been a winning bet as they hold an ATS record of 28-22. Over their last ten game, they have covered the spread seven times. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is +1.7.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SG Devin Booker. So far, Booker is averaging 25.37 points per game, placing him 2nd among NBA shooting guards. Behind him is Deandre Ayton, who is listed as probable after missing time with an ankle injury. On the year, Ayton averages 10.4 rebounds to go along with his 16.6 points.
The Atlanta Hawks enter today’s game, having won seven of their past ten games. When playing at home, the Hawks are an above .500 team, having gone 14-12. As they get set to host the Suns, Atlanta has a positive home plus-minus of 2.4 points. Overall, the Hawks are ranked 16th among NBA teams in point differential (1.6). This mark has come while playing the 14th most difficult schedule.
On the season, Atlanta holds an ATS record of 22-28. During their recent hot stretch of play, they have covered in seven of their past ten games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -1.4.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is PG Trae Young. So far, Young is averaging 27.73 points per game while knocking down 37% of his three-point shots. However, the team may be looking for additional scoring as Young is questionable with a shoulder injury. So far, John Collins is the second leading scorer at 16.7 points per game.
An Eye On Pace
Coming into this matchup, both the Phoenix Suns have played faster, averaging 89.2 shots per game, ranking 7th in the NBA. On the other side, Atlanta ranks 17th at 87.3 possessions per contest. However, both teams sit below the league average in attempted three-point shots, with the Suns ranking 25th and the Hawks at 22nd.
A key reason for the Phoenix Suns’ season-long success is their ability to score at such an efficient rate. On the year, they hold an effective field goal percentage of 54%, 4th best in the NBA. This scoring efficiency has led to a scoring average of 113 points per game. Look for Phoenix to put some big offensive numbers as they will be facing off with an Atlanta unit, allowing opponents to his 46% of their field-goal attempts.
This game between the Suns and Hawks will be their second meeting of the season, with Phoenix winning game one by a score of 121-117.
How the Public is Betting the Suns vs. Hawks
55% are betting the Suns against the spread.
54% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 223.5.
Betting Trends Worth Noting
- Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last four games as a road favorite.
- Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games.
- Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven home games.
- Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog.
Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread
Although the Atlanta Hawks appear to be playing better basketball, they have too many flaws to take down the red-hot Phoenix Suns. With Trae Young listed as questionable, I am betting on Phoenix to continue their winning ways in Atlanta.
Prop Bets Worth Wagering
My favorite prop bet of the night is to take Devin Booker to go under his betting line of 29.5 points. On the season, Booker has surpassed this line in just 35% of his games. In addition, Booker relies on getting to the line for a decent portion of his scoring. Even though Atlanta struggles defensively, they have done a good job keeping their opponents off the free-throw line. Bet your NBA picks for FREE all week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus offered at GTBets Sportsbook! They have a sweet player rewards program too! Click here to check them out!
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