Spurs vs. Hawks Prediction
Are the San Antonio Spurs laying too many points to the host Atlanta Hawks this afternoon? Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday.
Who Oddsmakers Like: San Antonio. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are 7-point road favorites to beat the Hawks, who opened as 7.5-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 205 after hitting the board at 204.
Who Public Bettors Like: San Antonio. As of Monday morning, 67% of betting tickets for this game were on the Spurs but 83% of the money was on the underdog Hawks. The under is getting most of the early action as well, with 71% of the betting tickets and 98% of the money on the under.
Injury Report: Rudy Gay is the only player listed on the Spurs' injury report and he's out with a heel injury. On the other side, Marco Belinelli is probable with an ankle injury.
Who We Like: Atlanta. The home team has covered the spread in four of the last five meetings between these two teams. The Hawks are also 13-3 at the betting window in their last 16 games coming off a loss, are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games coming off a failed cover, and are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games when facing a team with a winning record.
On the other side, the Spurs are winless at the betting window in their last four games coming off a win, posting a 0-3-1 ATS record. They're also 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games following a successful cover in their previous contest.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +7