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Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Hawks travelling to Phoenix Friday to face the Suns on Friday.
Phoenix battles the Hawks, currently with a 33-23 mark (26-28-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 26-31-2 for the Suns and 29-26-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Suns) and the No. 19 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-92 result in favor of the Hawks is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 26 in the league with 40.8 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 18 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 3 with 9.1 per contest.
Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.4 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.
Atlanta was a 102-91 winner in its last match on the road against the Jazz. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 193 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Jazz were burned for 34 points by Al Horford on Wednesday as the Hawks picked up a 102-91 win at EnergySolutions Arena.
The Suns were a 105-101 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Spurs. They covered the 16-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. Jermaine O'Neal scored 22 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for Phoenix on Wednesday, leading the Suns to a 105-101 victory over San Antonio at AT&T Center.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Hawks at Suns trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Phoenix's last 12 games at home
Phoenix is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at LA Lakers, Sunday, March 3
Phoenix home to Toronto, Wednesday, March 6