The Hawks are actually the better team this season in basketball betting but winning at Phoenix has not been easy for the Hawks as they have lost three of the last four.
Basketball bet had the Hawks winning a thrilling game last month in Atlanta by a score of 102-101. Lately when these teams have met the games have been good with the margin of victory being 1, 4 and 5 points in the last three games. The last three meetings between the two teams have gone under the basketball bet total.
Atlanta has been one of the better teams to take this season with a basketball bet. They have a winning record in basketball betting at home and on the road. They are really close to being an elite team in the NBA. Their stats also show this. They are 10th in the league on offense and 11th on defense. Not many teams in the NBA are in the Top 10 in both categories but the Hawks are close. Atlanta has a very balanced lineup led by Joe Johnson who is averaging just over 21 points per game.
Phoenix has the best offensive numbers in the league but their defense is next to last in the league. The Suns are 13-12 at home this season vs. the basketball bet odds. Amare Stoudemire is leading the team in scoring at just over 21 points per game as basketball betting stats indicate and trade rumors are circulating that he could be on the move. The Suns are in a playoff spot at the moment but the Western Conference is very competitive this season so there is no guarantee that Phoenix makes it. They definitely need to improve their defense if they want to do anything in the postseason. It would seem with a great offense and a rotten defense that the Suns would go over the total a lot but at home that is really not the case as just half of their home games have gone over the basketball betting total.
Normally when people make a basketball bet they look at the home team first but in this game the Hawks should get the first look. Atlanta has proven to be a better team to take when making a basketball bet this season than Phoenix.