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Atlanta Hawks vs. Phoenix Suns

February 2, 2024


The Phoenix Suns will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena with the game scheduled to start at 7:30 PM ET on Friday evening.

Phoenix enters this game on a two-game winning streak following a 136-120 win on the road against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday which has improved their record to 28-20 on the season and puts them in 6th place in the Western Conference. The Suns have been an above-average team offensively as they enter this game averaging 116.81 points per game which ranks 12th in the NBA. Kevin Durant has been one of the better players on the Suns this season and leads the team in scoring and blocks with an average of 28.4 points and 1.27 blocks per game. Defensively, Phoenix has also been above-average as they are allowing an average of 114.35 points per game which is below the league average of 115.55 points per game. The Phoenix Suns will look to extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and seven games below .500 with a record of 20-27, however, the Hawks are on a two-game winning streak following a 138-122 win at home against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Atlanta has been one of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 3rd most points per game in the NBA with an average of 120.6 points per game, however, they have been one of the worst teams defensively in the NBA as they are allowing the 2nd most points per game with an average of 123.28 points per game. Trae Young enters this game averaging a double-double with 27 points and 10.9 assists per game while also leading the team in steals with an average of 1.43 steals per game with the assists being the 2nd most in the league this season. The Atlanta Hawks will look to pick up their 3rd win in a row when they host the Phoenix Suns on Friday evening. 

BookMaker has the Phoenix Suns listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday evening. Atlanta has won seven of the last ten including the previous three meetings while covering the spread in seven of the last ten including the previous three games in the series. The Phoenix Suns are 18-28-2 ATS overall, 11-11-1 ATS on the road, and 12-21-2 ATS as a favorite this season while the Atlanta Hawks are 12-35 ATS overall, 5-18 ATS at home, and 6-16 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Phoenix enters this game with a better record, however, Atlanta has been the dominant team in the series, winning seven of the last ten including three straight against the Suns. The Hawks have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series, covering in seven of the last ten including the previous three matchups. Buy the .5 point and take the points with the Atlanta Hawks when they host the Phoenix Suns on Friday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Atlanta Hawks +4