Tuesday, April 5, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 14 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 20-57 and a road record of 7-31. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.4 as they are averaging 100.3 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. Phoenix is 5-9 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-34. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 45-32 and a home record of 24-14. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per game and surrendering 99.2, good for a point differential of 3.8. Atlanta has a division record of 8-7 and a conference record of 27-21. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 13.4 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.3 points per game while playing 28.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Phoenix averages 100.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 49 rebounds per game and 25.6 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Hawks allow 99.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 93 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -11 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102 and a defensive rating of 109.5. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks score 103.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 102.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.5 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 101.5. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 32-45-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 37-40-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 39-36-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 37-39-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
04/03/16 PG Brandon Knight Hernia "?"
04/03/16 F Jon Leuer Ankle "?"
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
04/03/16 G Kent Bazemore Wrist probable
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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