NBA Picks: Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs (1/17/20)
Follow these Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs basketball game on Friday, Jan 17, 2020.
Current NBA Odds:
Against the Spread: Spurs -8.5
Total Points: 230.5
The Spurs are currently -8.5 point sportsbook favorites with the over/under at 230.5 total points. The betting public has 66 percent of their money on San Antonio as the home favorites.
The Atlanta Hawks comes into this game as one of the worst teams in the league at 9-32 overall this season and sitting last in the Eastern Conference. They did pull off a win in their last game Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns 123-110. Trae Young scored 36 points and Kevin Huerter added 23 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in the victory. Phoenix was outscored 39-27 in the final 12 minutes as the Hawks shot 49.5% from the field, going 14-of-31 from 3 for the game, but our numbers don’t have that happening against the Spurs since their fourth quarter offense at home is ranked 5th in the league scoring an average of 27.8 points.
The Hawks are ranked 23rd in the league only putting up an average of 107.4 points per game and giving up 117 points per game on defense.
Atlanta is 0-10 straight up in their last 10 games when playing on the road against San Antonio and the total has gone under in 5 of the Hawks last 5 games on the road. Atlanta is 8-19 against the spread versus poor defensive teams who allow an average over 106 points game.
The San Antonio Spurs come into this game 17-22 overall this season and two games behind the Memphis Grizzlies for that 8th spot in the Western Conference. They are coming off a 106-100 road loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday. The Heat limited the Spurs to just 19 shots from inside the restricted area. DeMar DeRozan had another impressive game with 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 assists, but his play alone couldn’t overcome Miami. Over the last 12 games, he has been red hot, averaging 27.3 points per game.
San Antonio is ranked third in the league for team shooting percentage at 47.2 percent. The Spurs are ranked 7th in the league putting up an average of 113.6 points per game, but defensively giving up 114.8 points per game.
San Antonio is 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games and the total has gone under in 5 of the Spurs last 5 games against Atlanta.
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