The Phoenix Suns (-475) will host the Atlanta Hawks (+358) in a non-conference matchup tonight at Footprint Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 10:30 ET and the game will be televised on NBA TV.

Phoenix is currently favored by 9.5 points and the over/under line is set at 226.5. The Suns are 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 40-29, while the Hawks are 10th in the East at 30-38.


The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +9.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:30 ET on Thursday, March 21st.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-111 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Dejounte Murray finishing with Dejounte Murray points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.5% and knocking down 10 threes.

Can Atlanta Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

Today, the Hawks are 9.5-point underdogs against the Suns. This season, they have been the underdog in 30 of their 68 games and have gone 9-21 in those games.

On the road, Atlanta is 12-23 ATS and has an average scoring differential of -3.8 points per game. Overall, they are 23-45 ATS this season.

In terms of their O/U record, the Hawks are 35-33 this season. In their games, the average over/under line is 237.4, and their games have averaged 240.1 points per game.

Atlanta's last game was a 136-105 loss to the Lakers. The O/U line for that game was also 226.5, and the Hawks were 9-point underdogs going into the game.

Currently, the Hawks are 10th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 30-38. Against the East, they are 17-26 and 13-12 in non-conference games.

For the season, the Hawks are 23-45 ATS and have gone 13-25 ATS as the favorite. In their last two games, they have failed to cover the spread.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks have been one of the best teams in the league this season, averaging 119 points per game, which is 5th in the NBA. However, they have been even better at home, where they are averaging 122.5 points per game.

So far, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.4% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 100.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hawks are 7th in the NBA in both three-pointers made per game (13.6) and three-point attempts per game (37.6). Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 121.1 points per game (29th). In their previous game, the Hawks' defense struggled against the Lakers, giving up 136 points on a field goal percentage of 42%.

Are Phoenix Ready for a Home Win?

As the favorite, the Suns have a scoring margin of +5 points per game this season. In these games, they have a record of 34-17 and have gone 20-30 against the spread as the home favorite and 27-41 overall.

Phoenix's O/U record for the season is 30-38-1, and their games have averaged 231.3 points per game. Today's O/U line of 226.5 is lower than their season average of 232 points.

In their last game, the Suns defeated the 76ers by a score of 115-102. The O/U line for that game was 222 points. Phoenix covered the spread as 9.5-point favorites.

The Suns are currently 8th in the Western Conference with a record of 40-29. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 22-19 and 7-8 against their division. This year, they are 18-10 against non-conference opponents.

On the season, the Suns are 13-22 against the spread at home and 27-41 overall. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.8 PPG. In comparison, their road scoring margin is +2.2 PPG, and they are 14-19 ATS on the road.

This season, the Suns are 5th in field goal percentage and 5th in true shooting percentage. They are also 8th in two-point field goal percentage at 56%. In terms of scoring, the Suns are 11th in the league at 116.9 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 8th in three-point percentage at 37%. However, they are just 21st in three-point makes per game.

At home, Phoenix is averaging 116.8 points per game compared to 117.0 on the road. In terms of pace, the Suns are 15th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Suns defense has held opposing team's to fewer points than the league average in 44.9% of their games. Currently, they are 16th in the NBA at 114.4 points per game allowed. Inside the arc, the Suns defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.1% and 36.5% from three-point territory.