Suns vs. Hawks Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 05, 2021

After a bit of a slow start to the season, Bogdan Bogdanovic has been much more consistent. Since the start of April, the Serbian is averaging 21.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

Phoenix
51-21
AT
May 05, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
State Farm Arena
Atlanta
41-31
Pointspread -1 -115
Moneyline -116
Over / Under o +227

76%

Betting Action

24%

Pointspread +1 -105
Moneyline -104
Over / Under u +227

76%

Betting Action

24%

The Atlanta Hawks will have their hands full on Wednesday night when they play host to the NBA’s No. 1 team, the Phoenix Suns.  Phoenix came out on top with a 117-110 win at the end of March, in the only other meeting between these teams this year.

The Suns are 1.5-point favourites to win on the NBA odds with a total of 228.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Phoenix is the top team in the NBA for a reason.  They have a 22-9 road record and they’re coming into this game on a five-game winning streak.  The Suns are 40-24-1 against the spread overall and they’ve covered in four of their last five games.  They’ve hit the Over in four of their last five games overall and six of their last seven on the road.

The Hawks look like they’ll reach the playoffs this year without being forced to go through the play-in tournament.  They’ve won 13 of their last 19 games and they haven’t lost at home to Phoenix in seven years.  For the season, Atlanta is 36-29-1 ATS, including covering in six straight home games.  The total has gone Under in four of their last six games overall.

Phoenix Suns

There’s not much rest for Phoenix as they’re fresh off a 134-118 overtime win against Cleveland on Tuesday.  It’s fair to wonder what the Suns will have left in the gas tank in their final East Coast game of the season.  Chris Paul has been a big reason for this team’s success this year.  He’s a veteran playmaker, but he’s also an underrated and responsible defender.  Against the Cavs, Paul finished with 23 points, 16 assists, six rebounds, four steals and two blocks.  He is averaging 8.9 assists per game, third-best in the NBA.

Devin Booker has been another huge piece for Phoenix all year.  He’s elevated his defensive game from last season and he’s still able to put points on the board.  Booker is averaging more than 30 points a night in five of his last six games and shooting the ball at 53.3 per cent over that time.  He leads the team in points, averaging 25.7 per game over the entire season and he is second in assists, averaging 4.4 a night.

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta will be the more rested team, after a 123-114 win against Portland on Monday.  The Hawks sit fifth in the Eastern Conference and they’re within striking distance of overtaking the Knicks for fourth.  Atlanta’s 3-point shooting was the difference-maker against the Trail Blazers on Monday as they hit 20 of 41 attempts.  Danilo Gallinari hit seven of 10 shots from beyond the arc and finished with a team-high 28 points off the bench.  Trae Young was the Hawks’ main playmaker on Monday, finishing with 11 dimes and 21 points.  Young had 13 assists against Phoenix back in March.

After a bit of a slow start to the season, Bogdan Bogdanovic has been much more consistent.  He had 25 points against Portland and hit seven 3-point attempts.  Since the start of April, the Serbian is averaging 21.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.  If the Suns’ defenders focus on Young this game, it could open the door for a big showing from Bogdanovic.

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