Atlanta Hawks at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 10-26. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.1 as they are averaging 103.9 points per game while giving up 108.0 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 14-23. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 105.7 points per contest and giving up 112.1, which is a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-15-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-17-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 19-17-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 19-18-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13.2 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Dennis Schroder comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
Mike James averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 20.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 76%. T.J. Warren averages 19.2 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 108 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league. Atlanta averages 103.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.08 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 112.1 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season. Phoenix is 13th in the league with 105.7 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.35. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 29th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Suns are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Hawks are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111, and their offensive rating of 106.8 is ranked 3rd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 97 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Phoenix is 11th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Suns are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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