Phoenix Suns (19-45) at Atlanta Hawks (19-44)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Phoenix Suns could use a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104.6 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.2 points and 4.8 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 19.5 points and 5.1 rebounds. Elfrid Payton is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Jackson is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
The Atlanta Hawks also need a victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six home games.
The Suns are 13-6-2 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Pacific, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Atlanta, 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-0-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have won just two road games since New Years Eve and are being outscored on the road by nearly eight points while allowing 48 percent shooting. The Suns aren't a team you should be trying to get behind. The Atlanta Hawks have their issues as well, but they do cover numbers and don't find ways to steal victories, especially at home where 14 of their 19 wins have come this season. With a small line, the Hawks have to be the play here.