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Suns face Hawks: NBA odds preview

Phoenix SunsAtlanta Hawks
Feb 6, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

9-14TEAM RECORD16-8

The Hawks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Monday as the Suns pay a visit to Philips Arena in NBA betting action.

Atlanta battles the Suns, currently with a 9-14 mark (9-14 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 10-13-1 for the Hawks and 7-15-1 for the Suns.

View Phoenix vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 186.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Hawks and the No. 26-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 99-90 result in favor of the Hawks.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 96.3 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 20 at 96.5 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 97.1 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 95-89 winner as they battled the Bobcats at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix earned a 95-89 victory over Charlotte on Saturday, getting 17 points from Michael Redd at US Airways Center.

The Hawks were a 98-87 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 98-87 loss against Philadelphia on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jeff Teague in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Suns at Hawks trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
Phoenix is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Atlanta is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games

Next up:
Phoenix at Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 7
Atlanta home to Indiana, Wednesday, February 8

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