Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 7.5 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 22-52. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 37-36. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of -1.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 35-37-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 43-30-1 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 33-40-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-44-1 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/26/17 G Leandro Barbosa Hamstring "?" Tuesday vs. Atlanta
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/26/17 F Paul Millsap Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
03/26/17 F Thabo Sefolosha Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Phoenix
03/20/17 F Kent Bazemore Knee out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this game averaging 13.9 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Suns. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Devin Booker averages 21.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Paul Millsap averages 18.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.84 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 113 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 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.38 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Hawks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 111.9. In terms of pace they average 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.2. They get 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +7.5
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