NBA: Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks
- Title : NBA: Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks
Suns burned a lot of bettors against Washington for few days ago,thats for sure. But that may have been just a tired team playing a third road game in four nights and ready to return home I guess. The Hawks begin a West Coast trip sans Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Gallinari and Rajon Rondo, among a couple of others. These teams split last season, each winning easily at home. That seems likely again here. Phoenix is 9-1 in its past 10 at home and has covered five straight overall following a loss. Thats why i Belive that -4 is a good spread to cover in this one.
Suns have fallen into a habit of alternating between winning and losing games. More importantly, they have a habit of playing their best basketball on their home floor.
Atlanta Hawks lost four of the last five matches. In the previous game, they won 112-94 at home against the Philadelphia 76ers, but we shouldn’t care too much about that game because guests were without almost half of their team because of coronavirus infection. Trae Young was the best for the Hawks with 26 points and eight assists, while Brandon Goodwin and De’Andre Hunter chipped 15 point.Hawks are 7th on the East Conference with five wins and five losses. On the road, they have three wins from five games.
Phoenix may not the best team in the league by any means, but I like the way they matchup up with Atlanta. Paul is crafty and will be inspired by a matchup with Young, and I am not sure the spots on the floor where the Hawks have any advantages. I like the way the Suns close out games, so I have to go for Phoenix in this game.
Hawks have certainly improved defensively, they’ve still shown struggles at the rim. Booker and Chris Paul are both incredibly efficient with the ball in their hands when driving towards the basket and finishing, while also opening the opportunity to free up other shooters. There will be more finishing than dishing against Hawks.
The Suns have a knack for putting prolific offensive teams on ice, especially when they’re playing home on PHX Arena. This meeting with the struggling Hawks will be no different. I’m laying the points that Suns cover the spread on -4 and win this game.
|Prediction||Phoenix Suns cover the spread -4 @ 1.74|
|Start Time||12:00 : 14-Jan-21|