With about a week and a half to go in the regular season, there are still a few little things that need to be taken care of before we can get into playoff mode. One of the best races in the NBA right now is in the Southeast Division, where Atlanta, Miami, and Charlotte are all just separated by a half game. It is the Hawks who have the slender lead at the moment, but they lost the opportunity to really open up a bit of a gap on the other two by losing back to back games last week. The Hawks have an unenviable schedule to close out the season, but they will start off their final batch of games with one that looks like it should be a guaranteed win. Atlanta will host the hapless Phoenix Suns at home on Tuesday night, and will hope that a win there can take them into their final batch of games with some much needed confidence. You can keep up with all the NBA betting odds at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet the Phoenix Vs Atlanta NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns (20-57) have the awful misfortune of playing in the same division as the Golden State Warriors, but the fact of the matter is that you could stick this team in any division and end up with the exact same result. Phoenix have struggled badly all season long, but they have been especially poor coming down the stretch. They head into this one having lost 6 straight, and only have 2 wins in their last 10 games. Their road record is just as bad, with only 7 wins to their name away from home all season long. On a brighter note, they did take down the Atlanta Hawks when they met them earlier this season. The Suns are averaging 100.3 PPG, and are giving up 100.6 PPG.
Why bet on the Atlanta Hawks
It really did look as though the Atlanta Hawks (45-32) were about to start opening up a gap at the top of their division, as they went through a stretch that saw then win 9 of 10 games. Their week came to a disappointing close over the weekend, though, as they took back to back losses at the hands of the Raptors and the Cavaliers. If Atlanta has hopes of making a deep playoff run, they are likely going to have to beat one of those teams in order for it to happen. With their next 3 games at home, where they are 24-14, you would expect the Hawks to get back to winning ways. Atlanta are averaging 102.9 PPG, and are giving up 99.2 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Atlanta Hawks need to shake off the disappointment of last week and start this one with a win. The arrival of the Suns in the ATL may well be just what the doctor ordered.
Phoenix Suns 97 Atlanta Hawks 108