Suns face Hawks: NBA odds preview
Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Philips Arena features an NBA battle between the host Atlanta Hawks and the visiting Phoenix Suns in betting action on Friday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks currently sports a record of 35-29, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-33-2 ATS. The Suns are 22-43 and 25-38-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks post a 31-32-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Suns have gone 28-35-2 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Suns odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Suns sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-91 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 24-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 3 in the league with 8.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 5.7 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 104.5 points per game when playing on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring on their home court.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 111-81 result against the Rockets on March 13. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 12-point underdog, while the 192 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix was run off the court by the Rockets on Wednesday as Houston blasted them 111-81 at Toyota Center.
The Hawks were a 96-92 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (188) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta got 17 points from Devin Harris en route to a 96-92 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Washington are 9-1
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
A few Suns at Hawks trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Phoenix is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Atlanta is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Phoenix at Washington, Saturday, March 16
Atlanta at Brooklyn, Sunday, March 17