Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/3/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
The Atlanta Hawks (24-26) will compete against the Phoenix Suns (41-9) at State Farm Arena on Thursday.
The Suns took the court against the Nets and walked away with a win by a score of 121-111 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Suns ended up walking away with 19 while the Nets totaled 11 fouls. They also converted 16 out of their 40 shots from 3-point range. Brooklyn finished 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 21 attempts. Moreover, Brooklyn snagged 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Brooklyn distributed 33 dimes and had 25 steals in this game. When talking about defending, Phoenix allowed 49.4% from the floor on 40 out of 81 shooting. They also distributed 26 dimes for this contest while forcing the opposition into 1 turnovers and getting 8 steals. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 37 with 7 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Suns converted 26 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 83.9%. Phoenix ended the game having earned a 55.3% FG percentage (42 of 76) and knocked down 11 of their 31 shots from beyond the arc.
Mikal Bridges is one guy who had an impact in the game. He racked up 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He played for 40 minutes played and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Bridges walked away from this one shooting 71.4% from the field and also distributed 4 assists.
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Phoenix heads into this matchup with a mark of 41-9 this season. They turn it over 13.4 times per game and as a group are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 45.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,322 assists this year, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are shooting 36.6% on three-point attempts (580 of 1,583) and 79.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 113.0 pts per game (3rd in the league) while connecting on 47.8% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Suns are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are ranked 1st in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,118 relinquished on the campaign. The Suns are giving up a FG percentage of 44.0% (1,951 of 4,437) and they relinquish 44.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 33.3% on three-point shots and they rank 7th in the league in PPG allowed (105.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hawks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 106-100 when they faced the Raptors. With respect to rebounds, Atlanta allowed Toronto to snag 37 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 50.0% from downtown by going 18 of 36 and finished the contest at 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Hawks permitted the Raptors to make 38 of their 89 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 42.7% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Hawks went 37 out of 81 from the floor which had them at 45.7%. Regarding shots from distance, Atlanta converted 12 out of their 32 tries (37.5%). They were able to bury 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 87.5%. The Raptors committed 8 fouls in the matchup which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They also turned it over 15 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Hawks corralled 41 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 46 in this game.
Kevin Huerter ended up being a factor for the Hawks for the matchup. Huerter had 26 points in his 39 mins of playing time and earned 2 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 12 in this game for a rate of 75.0%, and had 2 rebounds.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 24-26 so far this season. The Hawks commit 18.3 fouls per contest while shooting 80.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.2 times per game (14th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.3 times per contest. Atlanta has accounted for 5,575 pts for the season (111.5 per game) and they average 44.4 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Hawks are shooting 46.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 6th in basketball.
The Atlanta defense allows 35.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (653 of 1,830) and opponents are connecting on 79.3% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.5 dimes and 43.6 rebounds per game, ranking them 26th and 11th in the NBA. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 23rd in the league in points given up per game with 111.2. They are forcing 12.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (22nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta
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