The Phoenix Suns (27-25) play host to the Atlanta Hawks (25-26) at Footprint Center on Wednesday. The Atlanta Hawks hold the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, having won 25 of their 51 matches, while 27 wins out of 52 games have left the Phoenix Suns with the seventh seed in the Western Conference. The two teams will match up for the first of a two-game regular-season series.
Phoenix Suns VS Atlanta Hawks Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Atlanta Hawks Moneyline
Bet Phoenix Suns to win (1.80) for the outright win on the moneyline.
The Phoenix Suns are on an impressive run of form. Their 114-106 win over the Toronto Raptors improved their record for the last 10 games to 6-4 last time out. They’re favorites to add another victory to their haul on Wednesday, with -125 odds on the moneyline. This implies there is a 56% chance of a home win. Despite being the road underdogs with odds of +105, the Atlanta Hawks have an impressive 6-4 record in their last ten matchups against the Phoenix Suns. This is despite their most recent meeting ending in a 129-125 defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Our money is on an outright home win (-125). The Atlanta Hawks are on a two-match losing streak and could end up as easy prey for the in-form Phoenix Suns. The hosts are in scintillating form, and with the home crowd behind them, we’re expecting them to nail a third straight win.
Phoenix Suns VS Atlanta Hawks Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -1.0 (1.87) to cover the spread.
The Phoenix Suns have been given slight favoritism by the AZ sports betting sites, with a 1-point lead over the Atlanta Hawks. This suggests that the game could be a close one, as the two teams are nearly evenly matched. The average points difference between the teams was 9.7 points from their last ten matchups.
In their last five games, the Phoenix Suns have had an average of 115.4 points scored and 106.0 points allowed. The total went over in six of the last seven. The Phoenix Suns have been a reliable pick when it comes to covering the spread. They have had success in their last two games, going 7-3 ATS in their last ten matches.
The past five visits to the Footprint Center have seen the Atlanta Hawks end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard four times, with an average losing margin of 7.0 points. The visitors are 6-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 6-4 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Phoenix Suns VS Atlanta Hawks Total
Take Total Under (-110) 232.5
Based on their head-to-head record, the Phoenix Suns and the Atlanta Hawks look primed for a high-scoring affair. Both sides have seen plenty of points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 230.9 points between them, including 228.4 points in the last five at Footprint Center.
The last ten Phoenix Suns games produced an average total of 225.7 points. In their last five games at Footprint Center, the total went over once for the Phoenix Suns. They’re also 5-4-1 in the over/under market for their last ten matches overall.
On average, the Atlanta Hawks have seen 239.7 points go on board during their past ten matches and 240.6 points in their last five contests on the road. Over was a winning bet in three of the past five road games for the Atlanta Hawks, who are 7-3 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Phoenix Suns VS Atlanta Hawks Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Atlanta Hawks (+105) | Phoenix Suns (-125)
- Against the spread (ATS): Atlanta Hawks +1.0 (-105) | Phoenix Suns -1.0 (-115)
Phoenix Suns Form
The home crowd has had a lot to cheer about at the Footprint Center recently. The Phoenix Suns have claimed six wins in seven home games straight up, with their last match ending in a 114-106 triumph over the Toronto Raptors.
The Phoenix Suns are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Wednesday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 112.9 points per game. Defensively, there has been no letup. They boast one of the league’s stingiest defenses, having restricted opponents to 111.5 points per game this season and 106.0 points across their last five matches.
The Phoenix Suns have a very realistic chance of returning to the playoffs this season. With a 27-25 start and a seventh seed in the Western Conference, all is going according to plan. They also rank fourth in the Pacific Division going into their latest matchup.
Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, and Landry Shamet are set to miss the Phoenix Suns game due to injuries.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Portland Trail Blazers handed the Atlanta Hawks a second straight defeat in a 129-125 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 6-4 from their past ten games and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Atlanta Hawks’ offensive game has been one of the best in the NBA. The away offense ranks tenth in the league, averaging 116.2 points per game this season. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 122.8 points points in their last five matches and 116.8 points this year alone.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Atlanta Hawks hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 25-26 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.
Trae Young is the only reported injury concern for the Atlanta Hawks ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Phoenix Suns VS Atlanta Hawks H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 124-115 win for the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena in February 2022. Playing the Phoenix Suns on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Atlanta Hawks, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
The Phoenix Suns tallied 113.4 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Atlanta Hawks. The latter managed an average of 117.5 points in comparison.