Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game on TNT. Phoenix looks to win 12 in a row as they hit the road and travel to Atlanta to take on the Hawks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It has been a stellar 2nd part of January for the Atlanta Hawks, until their last game against Toronto which they lost 106-100 at home. The loss ended a 7-game win streak and the main reason for the poor performance was the absence of Trae Young who missed the game because of a right shoulder injury. Without him his team shot only 45% from the field and had just 3 players score in double figures. Even though he is listed as questionable for tonight’s game as well, there’s a good chance he might return as the shoulder injury isn’t all that serious. De’Andre Hunter is also battling a minor ankle issue, but he should be ready to go. When it comes to covering the spread the Hawks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games, at home they’ve covered in 6 of their last 7.
The Suns have an interesting record when it comes to road games in Atlanta – they’ve dropped 7 in a row dating back to the 2013-14 regular season. They have a pretty good chance of ending that streak tonight as they’ve won 11 in a row, right now they are the only team in the NBA with multiple 10+ game win streaks this season which is remarkable. They’ve also covered the spread in 7 of their last 10 games and judging by their record of 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games played in the month of February, they are likely to increase their lead atop of the Western Conference even further in the coming weeks. Their last 5 wins have been by an average of 7.8 points, so tonight’s spread of 5.5 points looks very reasonable if you are a betting man.
Atlanta really struggles without Trae Young, he will likely play here but won’t be at 100% with that shoulder injury. Those type of injuries tend to mess with your shot, so if he isn’t leading them in scoring, it could be a long night, just like against the Raptors the other day. Suns are on a roll right now and are 19-4 SU on the road this season. Back them to cover in this one.
Phoenix Suns -5.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Predictions & Odds
Tonight’s projected total of 223.5 points sounds like a lot, but when you see the last few games by both of these teams it looks very doable. The last 4 of 5 games for Phoenix have gone over that mark, for the Hawks that has happened in 2 of their last 4 games. These 2 teams have already played each other earlier this season and the final score in that game was 121-117 in favor of the Suns. Phoenix has gone over the total in 5 of their last 6 games against Southeast Division teams, so a repeat of that total wouldn’t surprise me at all in this one. Atlanta has gone over the total in 10 of their last 13 games vs Western Conference opponents and in 10 of their last 12 games played in February dating back to last year. Head-to-head meetings have also been trending towards the over lately with the last 5 games cashing on that bet. In the last 10 meetings these 2 teams are averaging a combined 225.6 points per game, I think that stat alone warrants backing the points in this game. Back the over.
Over 223.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365