Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns 11/14/2019 NBA Spread and Game Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns 11/14/2019 – Two of the most entertaining up-and-coming teams in the NBA will duke it out in the desert as the Atlanta Hawks (4-6) play the Phoenix Suns (7-4) on Thursday at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Trey Young’s return from an ankle injury has brought back life to the Hawks, who just recorded their biggest outright and ATS win against the Denver Nuggets, 125-121, on Tuesday. For NBA bettors, it is advisable to break down this match-up very closely before dropping your NBA bets on this game. The Suns opened as -7 favorites, but the Hawks just proved they can slay a top Western Conference team especially if Young goes off.
Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns 11/14/2019
Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns 11/14/2019 Betting Odds
Atlanta Hawks Betting
The Hawks snapped their three-game losing skid with a bang, salvaging a big road win in Mile High. Trae Young, the Rookie of the Year runner-up from last season, picked up where he left off since returning from an ankle injury as he dropped monster double-doubles in three consecutive games, including a 42-point, 11-assists performance against the Nuggets.
Players to Watch: Trae Young (28.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 8.7 APG), Jabari Parker (17.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 1.6 APG), Kevin Huerter (9.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.8 APG)
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns had been shaky in their last four games, though they were able to sustain their pace (6th in the league at 116.6 PPG) and crisp passing (1st in the league at 28.5 APG). Against LeBron James and the LA Lakers, Phoenix managed to stay within striking distance down to the final second, but cold-shooting down the stretch cost them the game.
Players to Watch: Devin Booker (25.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 5.8 APG), Aron Baynes ( 16.3 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.1 APG), Kelly Oubre, Jr. (15.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns 11/14/2019 Betting Numbers
Atlanta are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Phoenix are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
Vince Carter SG Personal is OUT Thursday vs Phoenix
Deandre Ayton C Suspension is out 25 games
Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
Losing top-gunner Kevin Huerter to injury vs. the Suns mean someone from the Hawks bench would need to step up to fill his role next to Young. The suspension on second-leading scorer John Collins, though, has been the biggest backbreaker for the Hawks in their last four games. The Suns, on the other hand, hardly felt the absence of another suspended big man, DeAndre Ayton, since Aron Baynes has been doing a phenomenal job in his stead.
Moneyline: The Phoenix Suns lost seven of their last 10 head-to-head games with the Hawks, but you have to remember this is a different team with head coach Monty Williams barking from the sideline. Defensively, the Suns are a lot better this season. And I feel that would be the key for them to winning this game, more so if they can limit Young below 25 points.
ATS: The Suns suffered their fourth loss of the season against the Lakers, though it was just their second defeat in terms of their ATS record. Phoenix has been so good this season in covering NBA spread that I have to pick them even against the team that just covered a double-digit spread.
TOTALs: This game will go OVER the NBA over/under totals of 223.5 points. The total points have gone OVER in the Hawks’ last three games. Ironically, all three games saw balls-out performances from Trae Young.
Score Prediction: 120-110 Suns