Hawks at Suns - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (26-17) at Phoenix Suns (13-31)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.3 points and 2.9 assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.5 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Phoenix Suns need a win to snap a brutal six-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 101.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 106.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.7 points and 5.1 assists while T.J. Warren is averaging 11.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Markieff Morris is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Jon Leuer is dishing 1.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up loss. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The Hawks are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Suns are complete garbage and are tanking for a top-five pick at this point. However, I don't trust the Hawks at all, especially with big chalk. Give me the points.