Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: PHX Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+5.5)
The Phoenix Suns (7-4) play the Atlanta Hawks (5-5) at PHX Arena on Wednesday. Phoenix opens this contest as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 231.
The Atlanta Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against the Philadelphia 76ers and took home the win by a score of 112-94 in their last contest. Atlanta finished the game having earned a 37.4% FG percentage (37 out of 99) and knocked down 17 of their 44 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 21 of their 27 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 58 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 dimes for the matchup as well as having 7 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defending, Atlanta allowed 40.2% from the floor on 37 of 92 shooting. Philadelphia earned 20 assists and had 2 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the 76ers pulled down 50 rebounds (9 offensive, 41 defensive) and had 12 blocked shots. Philadelphia finished the game shooting 92.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 13 shots. They knocked down 8 of their 36 attempts from distance.
Trae Young is one guy who played a role for this game. He was able to score 26 points on 9 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 25:29 minutes played and also grabbed 3 rebounds. Young ended up going 47.4% from the floor and also recorded 8 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hawks was De'Andre Hunter. He pulled down 7 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor in the game by going 4-of-8 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Hunter saw the court for 22:59 minutes.
Atlanta steps onto the hardwood with a record of 5-5 this season. The Hawks are connecting on 35.9% on three-point shots (140 of 390) and 81.0% from the free throw line. They average 113.9 points per contest (9th in the league) while hitting 43.7% from the field. They turn it over 14.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 21.1 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 49.7 boards per game and has tallied 244 dimes this year, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. Defensively, the Hawks are able to force 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.6 personal fouls. They rank 7th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 227 surrendered so far this year. The Hawks defense is giving up a FG percentage of 44.2% (124 of 206) and they surrender 44.7 rebounds per contest as a unit. They give up 30.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 12th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (109.5).
In their last game, the Phoenix Suns took a loss by a score of 128-107 against the Washington Wizards. The Suns snagged 34 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 42 for the game. They also rejected 6 tries while getting 3 steals in the game. The Wizards had 23 personal fouls for this game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 30 shots. They were able to make 25 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. When it comes to shots from downtown, Phoenix buried 4 of their 27 tries (14.8%). In all, the Suns went 39 for 87 from the field which had them shooting 44.8%. The Suns allowed the Wizards to convert 48 out of 92 attempts from the floor which had them at 52.2% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 44.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 15 out of 34 and finished the contest at 17 of 28 at the free throw line (60.7%). Regarding how they rebounded, Phoenix permitted Washington to collect 53 in all (14 offensive).
Devin Booker ended up being a major contributor for the Suns for the game. He converted 11 out of 21 for this contest for a rate of 52.4%, which had him sitting at 33 points. Booker pulled down 3 rebounds in his 32:46 minutes of time on the court and had 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He was able to score 14 points in his 36:12 mins on the court via 5 out of 10 from the floor in this game. Paul ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor while collecting 11 dimes and 5 rebounds.
Phoenix has a record of 7-4 so far this season. Phoenix has scored 1,215 pts on the year (110.5 per game) and they collect 42.4 boards per contest. The Suns have committed 21.2 fouls per contest and they hit 82.6% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are hitting on 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 25.9 times per contest (8th in basketball) and they cough up possession 12.6 times per contest. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 6th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 106.7. The Phoenix defense concedes 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter (120 of 331) and opponents are connecting on 72.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 21.5 dimes and 44.5 rebounds per game, which is ranked 2nd and 12th in the league. They have forced 13.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (19th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+5.5)
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