Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. The Suns look to add to their win total as they host an Atlanta Hawks side that is currently in midst of a 2-game losing streak. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With a couple of their players finally returning, the Suns are starting to re-shape things the way they were before they got hit by the injury bug. Chris Paul is putting up solid numbers, he just had 19 points and 9 assists in the win over Toronto, prior to that he had a streak of 4 games in a row with double-digit assists. Another guy worth talking about is Mikal Bridges who has been leading the offense in Devin Booker’s absence, he had 29 vs Toronto.
There is still a couple of important players out though, in Booker, Cameron Payne and Landry Shamet, so we might not see the best of Phoenix until after the all-star break. They have a favorable match-up tonight vs an Atlanta side they’ve beaten 12 times in the last 15 meetings at home. Phoenix is also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs Eastern Conference teams.
Trae Young is the only injury concern for the Hawks ahead of tonight’s game, he is bothered by an ankle injury, however he should be able to play according to the latest news coming out of the Hawks camp. Getting left out of the all-star team is certainly a big blow for Young, but he will be motivated to prove his doubters wrong once again.
The Hawks have actually had a solid record in head-to-head games vs Phoenix winning 6 of the last 9, but it’s their road form at Footprint Center which is concerning. Even a 40-point night by Dejounte Murray wasn’t enough to keep them from losing against Portland in their last game, their 4th loss in 5 outings. With the Wizards winning 6 games in a row and being just a half game behind them, the Hawks have to wake up here.
The home team has won the last 6 games between these teams and I don’t see that changing tonight. If the Suns are capable of beating a Toronto side that’s better than Atlanta right now by 8 points, I think they can win by more than 2 points tonight. Take Phoenix.
Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions & Odds
One thing that’ll be discouraging for the Hawks entering tonight’s game will definitely be their defense – they’ve allowed 120+ points in 3 straight games, two of which were against Portland and Oklahoma City, neither of those teams are elite when it comes to scoring. Phoenix has once again been dominant on offense with Chris Paul back in the line-up, they’ve put up over 120 points twice in their last 4 games.
The last 10 meetings between these teams have produced an average of 230.9 points per game, while the over has cashed 6 times. Atlanta is 7-1 on the O/U in their last 8 games overall, that bet has cashed in 5 of their last 6 vs West coast teams. When you have a defensive liability like Trae Young starting and playing heavy minutes for you, teams will just attack your basket relentlessly. I expect the Suns to fully capitalize on that, so let’s go with the over.