The Atlanta Hawks (27-28) play host to the Phoenix Suns (30-26) for a matchup at the State Farm Arena on Thursday. The Phoenix Suns head out onto the road with the fifth seed in the Western Conference. The Atlanta Hawks are eighth in the Eastern Conference. This will be the second and final regular season matchup between these teams, with the Atlanta Hawks leading the series 1-0.
Form Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks fell to a second straight defeat in their latest encounter as the New Orleans Pelicans emerged victorious with a 116-107 scoreline. Their record in the past 10 matches stands at 4-6 and 2-3 in the last five at home.
From 55 games this season, the Atlanta Hawks have scored a solid 116.1 points on average. This gives them bragging rights as one of the NBA’s top-scoring outfits. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 116.2 points in their last five matches and 116.5 points this year alone.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Atlanta Hawks hope to clinch another postseason berth. The hosts have gone 27-28 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s eighth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
The Atlanta Hawks have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Form Phoenix Suns
Form is really looking good for the Phoenix Suns after claiming a 112-116 win against Brooklyn Nets last week. The victory extended their winning streak to three matches, improving their regular season record to 30-26. They are also 11-17 on the road.
The Phoenix Suns average 112.7 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. The visitors have demonstrated formidable defensive play, being among the best defensive teams in the nation with only 111.3 points conceded per game this season and 108.8 points on average in their last five matches.
The Phoenix Suns are living up to expectations as a postseason contender. In the regular season, last season’s Conference semi-finalists rank fifth in the Western Conference. They’re 30-26 this year and sit second in the Pacific Division after 56 games.
Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, and Landry Shamet are set to be unavailable for the latest Phoenix Suns game.
In their last matchup, the Atlanta Hawks emerged victorious with a score of 100-132 against the Phoenix Suns. The game took place at the Footprint Center on February 2023. Based on the past 10-game record of this series, it’s no surprise the Atlanta Hawks are favorites. The hosts are on a 7-3 run against the Phoenix Suns, winning five out of five times at home.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Atlanta Hawks pulled off 120.4 points on average per game, whereas Phoenix Suns managed 113 points per match.
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- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (+195) | Atlanta Hawks (-235)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns +6.0 (-110) | Atlanta Hawks -6.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the Atlanta Hawks to win (1.43) on the moneyline.
The Atlanta Hawks are expected to win their upcoming match against the Phoenix Suns, as indicated by the moneyline of -235, which implies a 70% probability of a home win. While the hosts lost to the New Orleans Pelicans in their last match, they’ve had a great 7-3 run against the Phoenix Suns recently. Despite their red-hot form of late, the Phoenix Suns are the +195 road underdogs on the moneyline. They’ve won their last three games straight up, going 8-2 in their most recent games.
Bet on the Atlanta Hawks for the outright moneyline win. The hosts have gone 7-3 in their past ten matchups against the Phoenix Suns, winning the last game 100-132 at Footprint Center on February 2023.
Against the Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns +6.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The Atlanta Hawks have a six-point lead in the NBA betting lines over the Phoenix Suns, making them the clear favorite for the match. The average points difference between the teams was 12.8 points from their last ten matchups.
The Atlanta Hawks tend to play well at State Farm Arena against the Phoenix Suns, winning the last five games by an average of 12.6 points. The hosts are 4-6 ATS from their past ten games at State Farm Arena, going 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
The Phoenix Suns have gone 14-14 ATS on the road. Their overall record for the season is 30-26 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Phoenix Suns went 7-3 ATS and also ended up 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Go for Total over 230.0 (1.91) on the total.
Based on their head-to-head record, the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns look primed for a high-scoring affair. Both sides have seen plenty of points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 233.4 points between them, including 233.4 points in the last five at State Farm Arena.
For Thursday’s game, the total line is set at 230.0. This is 4.8 points less than the combined 234.8-point average the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns have put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Over in the total market returns odds of -110.
This season, the Atlanta Hawks have seen an average total of 230.5 points at State Farm Arena. Their last four home games went over. The total went over in four of the last five home games, leaving the Atlanta Hawks with a 7-3 record in their last 10 overall.
As for the Phoenix Suns, the average total has been 220.2 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 226.4 points in the last five on the road. Half of the previous 10 road games went over, leaving the Phoenix Suns with a 4-5-1 record against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.