Hawks vs Spurs Prediction - NBA Picks 3/19/23

San Antonio Spurs (18-52) vs Atlanta Hawks (35-35)

Game Info: Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 4:00 pm (AT&T Center)

Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs +8.5 -- Over/Under: 244 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and the San Antonio Spurs duke it out at the AT&T Center on Sunday night.

The Atlanta Hawks have been in a rut as they’ve lost four of their last seven games overall, but they will be eager to build some momentum after sneaking past the Warriors in a 127-119 home win on Friday. Trae Young led the team with 25 points and 12 assists, John Collins added 22 points while Onyeka Okongwu chipped in with 19 points off the bench. As a team, the Hawks shot 47 percent from the field and 16 of 41 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 39 points in the first quarter to lead for most of the contest, before they closed the final 3:17 on an 8-2 run to escape with the narrow win in the end.

Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have been in a slump as they’ve lost five of their last seven games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after coming up short to the depleted Grizzlies in a 126-120 overtime loss on Friday. Devin Vassell led the team with 25 points and five assists, Zach Collins added 24 points with eight rebounds and four assists while Keldon Johnson chipped in with 21 points. As a team, the Spurs shot just 39 percent from the field and 20 of 52 from the 3-point line as they dominated the Grizzlies in the first half and led by as many as 29 points in this one, before they switched back to tank mode and allowed the Grizzlies to storm all the way back and steal the game in overtime.

Looking at the betting trends, the Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 17-38 ATS in their last 55 games following a win. The Spurs are 2-6 ATS in their last eight home games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games overall.

Head to head, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings overall, the Hawks are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and the Hawks are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in San Antonio.

The Hawks could be shorthanded here as Trae Young and Jalen Johnson are both listed as questionable, while the Spurs have ruled out Jeremy Sochan and Devonte Graham and they have Doug McDermott and Zach Collins both listed as questionable. The Hawks have been a little below their best lately, but they will be full of confidence after taking down the Warriors in a thrilling win on Friday, while the Spurs have continued to struggle with injuries and they just blew a 29-point lead to the Grizzlies in a tough overtime loss on Friday. The Hawks could be missing their leader here, but I still think they have more than enough firepower to beat this Spurs team who are fully in tank mode.

Peter’s Pick Atlanta -8.5

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