Can Hawks end losking skid vs. Suns?
The Atlanta Hawks are a heavy favorite tonight when they host the Phoenix Suns at 8PM ET. Is Atlanta giving up too many points?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Atlanta is favored at home, as they Hawks are getting odds of -14.5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the game has been set at 207.5 points.
Atlanta is 45-32 overall, 24-14 at home and 40-36-1 against the spread. Phoenix is 20-57 overall, 7-31 on the road and 32-45 against the spread. Phoenix won the lone meeting between these two, 98-95, at home back on Jan. 23. The Suns have actually covered the spread in three of the last five meetings.
The Suns come into today having last six straight games, but they are 3-3 against the spread in those games. Atlanta has lost back-to-back games to Toronto and Cleveland, but has cut their lead in the Southeast Division to just ½ a game over Miami and Charlotte. Despite the losses, Atlanta has been taking care of business over the average teams as of late. Look for them to bounce back tonight and tear up Phoenix.
TUESDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: ATLANTA HAWKS -14.5