Phoenix Suns at Atlanta Hawks Expert NBA Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 11-49. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -10.3 as they average 105.8 points per game while giving up 116.1 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 19-39. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 110.6 points per contest and give up 118.2, which is a point differential of -7.6.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 25-35-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 27-33-0 against the over/under this year
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 25-33-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-25-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/22/19 G Kevin Huerter Ankle is doubtful Friday vs Detroit
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.7 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Deandre Ayton averages 16.5 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
John Collins scores 19.1 points per contest while playing 29.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Trae Young averages 16.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 105.8 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 40.1 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.9 per game. The Suns allow 116.1 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 26.1 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 110.6 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.55. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.5. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 18.3. The Hawks give up 118.2 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.5 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +3.5
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