Hawks vs. Suns Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Suns are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The tota sits at 218 points. Phoenix opened as a 4-point favorite, while the total has risen from 217 points.
Who the Public Likes: As of Tuesday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are coming in on the Suns.
Injury Report: Atlanta is expected to get forward Mike Muscala back from injury tonight after he completed a rehab assignment. Dewayne Dedmon is expected to be out until mid-January with a tibia reaction. For Phoenix, Brandon Knight is out for the season with a torn ACL suffered over the summer. Alan Williams won't return until late in the season from a meniscus tear.
Who the Trends Like: Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last five meetings in Phoenix and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall. The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings. .
Who We Like: Atanta has struggled against Phoenix the last few season and as a team that has struggled in general this season, this spread seems like it could be even a couple points more in favor of the hosts. Phoenix lost its last game at home to Philly, but won the previous two and with Devin Booker healthy again instant offense is always there. Take the Suns to cover the small number.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION:PHOENIX SUNS -2