Suns at Hawks - 4/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (39-38) at Atlanta Hawks (57-19)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, SPSO
The Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks square off late Tuesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 103.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and are allowing 103.4 points on 45 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.2 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.5 points and 6.1 rebounds. Gerald Green is dishing 1.2 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting just 43.1 percent from the field and 26.4 percent from deep in their last five games. After coming up just short of the playoffs once again, the Suns have lost 10 of their last 14 road games. Marcus Thornton and Brandon Knight are doubtful with injuries.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.8 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.1 points and seven assists. Al Horford is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks have taken it easy for the last week or so with everything locked up, but they’re still shooting 49.4 percent in their last five games. The Hawks have still lost just two home games since the month of Febuary. Dennis Schroder is questionable with a toe injury.
The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 37-18 ATS in their last 55 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings overall.
The Suns have the offense to compete with the Hawks, and Atlanta hasn't been giving its all lately with everything wrapped up. I'm not sure what to expect from the Hawks, so I'm playing the safe route here and taking the free points.