Hawks vs. Spurs - 3/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (43-25) at Atlanta Hawks (53-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, SPSO
The San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks square off Sunday afternoon at the Philips Arena.
The San Antonio Spurs look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 102.4 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds while Tony Parker is averaging 15 points and five assists. Tim Duncan is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Danny Green is shooting 42.7 percent from the field. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 49.8 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring at least 100 points. However, six of the Spurs last seven losses have come on the road. Aron Baynes is doubtful with a rib injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.5 points and seven rebounds. Al Horford is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Dennis Schroder is dishing four assists. The Atlanta Hawks look to avoid a three-game losing streak for the first time this season, as they’re allowing 46.4 percent shooting in their last five games. The Hawks have not lost a home game since February 20th and are 30-4 SU on their home court overall.
The Spurs are 46-22-1 ATS in their last 69 vs. NBA Southeast and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Hawks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. loss and 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta.
The Hawks haven't lost three straight all season and are on their home court. I'll side with Atlanta and the small chalk.