San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/17/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (9-32) at San Antonio Spurs (17-22)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -8.5 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs meet Friday in NBA action at the AT&T Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 107.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.1 points and 8.5 assists while John Collins is averaging 17.3 points and 9.7 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.8 points and 2.5 assists. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have won four of their last six home games.
The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog. The Spurs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a favorite and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games. The under is 5-0 in Hawks last 5 road games. The over is 6-1 in Spurs last 7 home games. The Hawks are 5-14-1 ATS in the last 20 meetings in San Antonio. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks lose on the road by an average of 13.8 points and are 7-15 ATS on the road as well. The Hawks are nearly unbackable with their lack of defense and the constant coming up short of covering numbers. The San Antonio Spurs are just 6-14 ATS at home, but they're playing better basketball these last two weeks overall and need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to make a push for a playoff spot. I can't back the Hawks. I'll eat the chalk in this contest.