Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 3/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+5.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (23-23) are headed to Phoenix Suns Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Phoenix Suns (31-14). The spread on this contest has Phoenix as 5.5-point favorites. The total is set at 221.5.
The Atlanta Hawks played the Denver Nuggets and went home with a loss by a final score of 126-102 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the game having earned a 47.4% field goal percentage (36 of 76) and converted 12 of 34 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Hawks converted 18 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 85.7%. When talking about rebounding, they collected a total of 31 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In the matter of the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to shoot 54.3% from the floor on 50 of 92 shooting. Denver recorded 32 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Additionally, Denver snagged 49 rebounds (15 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Denver finished 68.8% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of 16 attempts. They converted 15 of 36 attempts from distance.
Trae Young is one player who had an impact for the game. He ended up walking away with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 34:11 minutes played and totaled 5 rebounds. Young finished 57.1% from the floor and also earned 7 assists. Another guy that came through in this matchup for the Hawks was John Collins. He collected 5 rebounds in 26:17 min on the basketball court. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the field for the matchup by hitting 3-of-9 (11 points). In all, Collins tallied 2 assists.
Atlanta will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 23-23 on the year. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,110 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 17th in basketball in terms of passing. The Hawks are connecting on 36.3% on 3-point shots (578 of 1,592) and 82.1% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.5 pts per game (15th in basketball) while hitting 45.9% from the field. On defense, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 16th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,103 conceded for the campaign. The Hawks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.9% (574 of 937) and they concede 42.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 12th in the league in PPG allowed (111.0).
For their last game, the Phoenix Suns took home the win by a final score of 101-97 against the Charlotte Hornets. The Suns were able to pull down 29 defensive boards and 21 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 for the game. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while recording 15 steals in the matchup. The Hornets had 23 personal fouls for the contest which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 29 attempts. They were able to convert 25 of them for a clip of 86.2%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Phoenix buried 8 out of 40 tries (20.0%). In all, the Suns finished shooting 34 for 96 from the floor which had them sitting at 35.4%. The Suns permitted the Hornets to make 34 of 85 tries from the field which had them sitting at 40.0% in this matchup. They finished 30.2% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 13 of 43 and finished the contest at 16 out of 23 from the free throw line (69.6%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Phoenix permitted Charlotte to snag 52 in total (16 on the offensive side).
Devin Booker was important for the Suns in the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 26 in the matchup giving him a rate of 38.5%, and had 6 rebounds. Booker racked up 35 points in his 41:56 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 3 assists in this matchup. Someone else that played a role for Phoenix was Chris Paul. He finished this one with 1 assist in his 38:11 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 5 of 16 from the floor. Paul walked away from this one going 31.3% from the field while also totaling 16 points and 2 total rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 31-14 this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Suns are shooting 48.5% from the floor, which ranks 4th in basketball. Phoenix has scored 5,104 points on the year (113.4 per game) and they grab 43.6 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.0 times per game (2nd in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game. The Suns are responsible for committing 19.6 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 83.4% from the free throw line. The Suns defensively are ranked 3rd in the league in PPG allowed with 107.0. The Phoenix defense allows 34.1% on 3-pointers (503 of 1,476) and their opposition makes 76.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 21.6 assists and 43.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 1st and 11th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.5% from the field (8th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+5.5)
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