Suns vs Hawks 1/14/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -3
State Farm Arena is the venue where De'Andre Hunter and the Atlanta Hawks (8-32, 5th in the Southeast Division) will take on the Phoenix Suns (16-23, 3rd in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Phoenix as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 218.
The Suns cover the spread 52.6% of the time, having gone 20-18-1 ATS. Atlanta is covering 42.5% of the time, going 17-23-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/12/20 PG Trae Young Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Phoenix
01/12/20 PF Bruno Fernando Personal is questionable Tuesday vs Phoenix
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Kelly Oubre comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Devin Booker averages 25.8 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.5 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
De'Andre Hunter averages 11.9 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. John Collins averages 17.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 113.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 27.8 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.6 per game. The Suns allow 114.0 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 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 23rd in the league with 107.0 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 42.4 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 23.0. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Hawks surrender 117.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest and 28th with 47.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.8 per game.
The Suns are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 109.9 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Phoenix is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 9th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -3
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