The first day of February in the NBA will close with the Hawks vs Suns, in what will be a great clash between two teams that have struggled against the tide for some time and want to re-establish themselves as a reliable team.
This will be the first match of the season between these two teams, both of which have seen a clear trend in their recent meetings, as the home side of the day has won nine of their last ten meetings with each other.
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Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Atlanta Hawks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Regular Season Game on February 1, 2023
- Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
- When: Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
Betting on the Atlanta Hawks
- Regular Season Record: 25-25
The Atlanta Hawks had an amazing start to 2023, making up ground they had lost and once again putting themselves in contention for direct playoff berths. However, they finished January on a sour note, winning only one of their last five games and dropping their record to.500.
The team led by Nate McMillan gets to this matchup with the mission of avoiding a third consecutive loss after falling last Monday at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 125-129. In the game, Trae Young was absent, so Dejounte Murray took control of the offense to finish with 40 points and seven assists.
The Hawks’ momentum is starting to be worrisome, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change anytime soon, considering that this will be the second of a series of five straight away games, a condition in which they have posted a 12-15 record this campaign.
Betting on the Phoenix Suns
- Regular Season Record: 27-25
For their part, the Phoenix Suns have taken a completely different path than the Atlanta Hawks, as they finished December and started January in terrible fashion. However, Chris Paul’s comeback has given the team a breath of fresh air, as they have won six of their last seven matches to climb back into the top ten in the West.
Six of those wins were at home, including a 106-114 success against the Toronto Raptors on January 30, where they had a big comeback in the final quarter to turn things around and add a second straight victory.
Playing as locals has been an aspect of great importance for the Suns in this campaign once again, given that they have won 19 of their 27 victories to date at the Footprint Center, allowing an average of 108.3 points allowed and 113.9 points scored per game.
The Hawks’ momentum has been abruptly interrupted, and their outlook is not the best considering that they will be visiting a recovered Suns team that is superb at home.
Young was not in the previous Hawks’ game, and even if he returns, he will not be at 100%, which could make the job easier for the Suns as one of their main capabilities is their defense (the fifth best in the league).
While Devin Booker has not recovered yet, the Suns have put on a great collective performance recently, which, combined with their solid defense, has brought the team back to its best. So, with a struggling Hawks visiting an inspired Suns, we expect this to be a close game, but with the home side making their home stand and taking home a win.
Prediction: Phoenix Suns Spread.