Atlanta Hawks at Phoenix Suns - 11/30/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (10-8) at Phoenix Suns (5-13)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns square off Wednesday night in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a nice bounce back victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 101.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 99.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.1 points and 3.5 assists while Dennis Schroder is averaging 14.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Kent Bazemore is dishing 2.7 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Phoenix Suns also need a victory after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.2 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 19.5 points and 2.5 assists while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 19.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 2.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost three straight home games.
The Hawks are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 4-11 ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
I almost wanted to take the Suns and the free points, as Phoenix can light it up offensively and the Hawks are going through a rough patch at the moment. However, this is one of those games where the better team that's in a slump comes out of it. The Suns still don't play much defense and the Hawks are better coached and coming off a Monday game in which they nearly upset the Golden State Warriors. The Hawks and the small line feels like a strong bet.