San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/17/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:30 PM (At&T Center)

The Atlanta Hawks are on the road for a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs.  The Hawks are (9-32), coming off a 123-110 win over the Phoenix Suns.  The Spurs are (17-22), after falling to the Miami Heat, 106-100.

Int he Hawks win over the Suns, Atlanta was guided on offense by Trae Young.  Young was 11 of 25 from the floor, making 9 of 11 from the foul line, totaling 36 points and 10 assists.  The Hawks shot 49% from the floor and 45% from 3-point range.  The Hawks out rebounded the Suns, 55 to 48.  Atlanta led by as many as 15 points.

In the Spurs loss to the Heat, San Antonio was guided offensively by DeMar DeRozan.  DeRozan connected on 12 of 14 attempts from the floor, knocking down 6 free throws, finishing with 30 points and 7 assists.  The Spurs shot 44% from the floor and 30% from deep.  San Antonio lost the game, due to their 3-point defense.  The Spurs allowed the Heat to convert 17 times from distance.  San Antonio made just 10 3-pointers.

Recent Betting Trends:

Hawks are 3-15 SU in their last 18 games.

Hawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Western conference.

The under is 5-0 in Hawks last 5 road games.

Spurs are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.

Spurs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Eastern conference.

The over is 9-4 in Spurs last 13 games.

The Hawks beat the Suns in their last game, which snapped their 4 game losing skid.  The Spurs have won 3 of their last 5 overall.  The Hawks have been one of the worse teams on the road, having gone 4-18 to this point.  The Spurs are 11-9 at home, which isn't a great record, but none the less the Spurs have a winning record at home.  Neither defense has shown the ability to stop opposing teams on a consistent basis, as each team ranks 26th and 28th in scoring defense.  The Spurs are giving up nearly 115 and the Hawks are allowing almost 117 per game.  Atlanta is on the road and the Hawks have not been good when on the road.  The Spurs also have the better offense and defense, I'll side with the Spurs. Final score prediction, Spurs will win and cover,   

Chris’s Pick SAN ANTONIO SPURS

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.