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NBA betting line favors Spurs over Hawks

San Antonio SpursAtlanta Hawks
32-10January 24, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena22-19

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Spurs travelling to Atlanta Friday to face the Hawks on Friday.

The Hawks sport a record of 22-19 and 22-19 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Spurs sit at 32-10 and 21-21 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 24-16-1 for the Hawks and 25-17 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View San Antonio Spurs vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Spurs listed as -4-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 207 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 8-rated Hawks and the No. 10-rated Spurs in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 101-95 win for the Spurs on Friday.

In their last action, San Antonio was a 111-105 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (216) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Spurs got a terrific 37-point performance from Tony Parker but Oklahoma City handed them a 111-105 defeat on Wednesday at AT&T Center.

Atlanta was a 112-109 winner in its last match on the road against the Magic. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 221 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got 24 points from Paul Millsap en route to a 112-109 victory over Orlando on Wednesday at Amway Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spurs rank No. 17 in the league with 42.88 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 9.34 per game, while the Spurs rate No. 9 with 8.29 per contest.

A few Spurs at Hawks trends to consider:
San Antonio is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 7 games
San Antonio is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
San Antonio at Miami, Sunday, January 26th
Atlanta at Milwaukee, Saturday, January 25th