Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 11/14/2019
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -8
Talking Stick Resort Arena is the site where Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (6-4, 3rd in the Pacific Division) will play the Atlanta Hawks (4-6, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Phoenix as 8 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 223.5.
The Hawks cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 5-5-0 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 80.0% of the time, going 8-2-0 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/13/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Evan Turner SG Achilles Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Vince Carter SG Personal Game Time Decision
11/12/2019 Chandler Parsons SF Knee Game Time Decision
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/12/2019 Jalen Lecque PG Calf Game Time Decision
11/4/2019 Ty Jerome PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 28.0 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jabari Parker averages 17.8 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Devin Booker averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Kelly Oubre averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 106.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 17.4 per game. The Hawks allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 5th in the league with 116.6 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.2. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.5. The Suns are 19th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Suns surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest and 10th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The Hawks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 17th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Atlanta is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Suns are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 13th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix -8
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