Suns vs. Hawks - 3/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (50-14) at Phoenix Suns (34-32)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +5.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, FSAZ
The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns square off Friday night at the US Airways Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.7 points and 7.2 assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.7 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing just 43.9 percent shooting in their last five games and have won six of their last seven when allowing less than 100 points. Five of the Hawks last six losses have come on the road. Dennis Schroder is questionable with an ankle injury and Mike Scott is doubtful with a toe injury.
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The Phoenix Suns need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 104.9 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.1 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds. Gerald Green is shooting 40.6 percent from the field and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are allowing just 41.8 percent shooting in their last five games. While the Suns defense has improved lately, they’re still not winning games consistently and are slipping in the playoff race. The Suns need to pick it up starting with this game. Brandon Knight is expected to miss this game with an ankle injury.
The Hawks are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Suns are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Hawks have been a money maing machine all season. I don't expect that to change against a Suns team that's going to be missing Knight. Take Atlanta.