Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs ATS Prediction 01/17/20

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The San Antonio Spurs (17-22) will be 8.5-point favorites at home in the AT&T Center when they challenge the Atlanta Hawks (9-32). The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 229.5 points and it can be seen on KENS-TV 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Atlanta Hawks at San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds

In the Hawks’ last contest, they beat the Phoenix Suns, 123-110, despite being 2-point underdogs. The Spurs, meanwhile, were defeated by the Miami Heat, 106-100, and failed to cover as 5-point underdogs. The Atlanta game went 1.5 points over the projected point total of 231.5, while the San Antonio game went 13.5 points under the projected point total of 219.5.

The Hawks had a solid offensive rebounding percentage of 28.6 (above their season average of 20.5) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.502). San Antonio, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (12-15; 80.0 percent). San Antonio rallied around DeMar DeRozan, who had 30 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Trae Young had a good game for Atlanta, contributing 36 points and 10 assists.

In their first matchup this season, Young led the Hawks to a 108-100 victory. He registered a double-double with 29 points and 13 assists. Atlanta covered as a 6-point underdog and the two teams combined to put up 208 points, which was well under the projected point total of 223. Atlanta’s effective field goal percentage was its largest advantage over San Antonio. The Hawks had a rate of 0.539 while the Spurs posted a mark of 0.462.

Hawks games have finished over the O/U total 51.2 percent of the time. Atlanta holds records of 9-32 straight up (SU) and 18-23 against the spread (ATS).

Of the Spurs’ 39 games, 23 have finished over the O/U total. Additionally, San Antonio owns records of 17-22 SU and 14-23-2 ATS.

The productive offense of San Antonio will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Atlanta. The Spurs currently rank ninth in offensive efficiency, while the Hawks are 26th in defensive efficiency. The Spurs figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Furthermore, second chance points could be rare for the Hawks. They rank 28th in the NBA in offensive rebounding percentage at 20.6 percent, while the Spurs are fourth-best on the defensive glass (defensive rebounding percentage of 79.4 percent).

Atlanta Hawks vs. San Antonio Spurs Free Pick

NBA Pick: SU Winner – Spurs, ATS Winner – Hawks, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Spurs average 14.3 fast break points per game, which ranks 10th in the NBA. The Hawks rank 22nd in fast break points allowed per game (14.2).
  • San Antonio ranks fourth in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.7) while Atlanta ranks 28th (19.6).
  • The Hawks rank eighth in three pointers attempted per game (35.3) while the Spurs rank 29th (28.0).
  • San Antonio ranks sixth in rebounds per game (46.5) while Atlanta ranks 27th (42.5).
  • San Antonio ranks 16th in second chance points allowed per game (13.2) while Atlanta ranks 29th (14.8).
  • The Hawks rank fifth in points in the paint per game (50.1) while the Spurs rank 28th (44.4).
  • The Spurs average 5.7 blocks per game, which ranks eighth in the league. The Hawks rank 26th in blocks allowed per game (6.4).
  • Atlanta ranks 19th in assists allowed per game (24.5) while San Antonio ranks 27th (25.6).
  • San Antonio ranks seventh in steals allowed per game (7.1) while Atlanta ranks 29th (8.9).
  • In games where they allow under 100 points, Atlanta is 3-0 and San Antonio is 1-0.
  • The Hawks are 9-25 when they reach 100 points, while the Spurs are 17-18.
  • San Antonio is 6-14 ATS at home, while Atlanta is 7-15 ATS on the road.
  • The total has gone over in 12 of the Spurs’ 20 home games, while 13 of the Hawks’ 22 road games have gone over.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Spurs are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Hawks are 2-3.
  • In their last five games, San Antonio has 3 overs and 2 unders, while Atlanta has 3 unders and 2 overs.
  • During their last five games, the Spurs have scored an average of 116.2 points per game (2.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 112.4 points per game (2.4 below their season average).
  • The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.8, down from 9.5 for the season.