5* NBA NO DOUBT GAME OF THE WEEK
Atlanta vs. Phoenix,
02/15/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 101 - 99
Point Spread: -1½/-110 Atlanta
I understand the Hawks are playing the second game of a back-to-back on the road, but this is simply too good of a line to pass up in this situation. Atlanta lost by just 8-points at Los Angeles (Lakers) last night. It was their second straight loss and fifth in their last seven games they are just 2-5 ATS during this stretch, which is a big reason why I think the line has been set so low tonight. Atlanta should be extremely motivated to win this game, not only because they have lost two in a row, but the Suns came into their house and beat them 99-90 just 10 days ago.
The Suns are actually in a tougher spot. This will be Phoenix's third game of a back-to-back-to-back set and their fifth game in the last seven days. It's going to be hard for the Suns to match the Hawks intensity and win this game at home. With the line at -1.5 this is basically pick the winner. Phoenix is just 5-7 at home this year, while the Hawks are a solid 9-6 on the road.
Atlanta is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5, while the Suns are just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. BET THE HAWKS!