Saturday, January 23, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 26-18 and a road record of 11-11. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.4 as they are averaging 102.3 points per game while giving up 99.9 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 13-31 and a home record of 9-13. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 101.6 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -5.3.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 18.4 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Markieff Morris averages 10.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Atlanta averages 102.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 99.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Phoenix averages 101.6 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 16.6 per game. The Suns allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Suns force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-21-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-22-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-27-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 24-20-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/22/16 G Kyle Korver Ankle injured last game, probable Saturday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/22/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
01/22/16 F Jon Leuer Back "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
01/22/16 F Markieff Morris Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
01/22/16 F Mirza Teletovic Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
01/22/16 F P.J. Tucker Chest injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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