Another inter-conference duel in the NBA is on tap on Saturday, February 11, and here you can check out the best Spurs vs. Hawks betting pick and odds.
San Antonio will play the second game of a back-to-back set when they visit Atlanta at State Farm Arena. The Hawks are -10.5 favorites on BetUS Sportsbook, while the total is set at N/A points. These inter-conference rivals will meet for the first time this season.
Spurs continue to sink
The San Antonio Spurs (14-41, 23-32-0 ATS) are in horrible form at the moment; they suffered 18 defeats in 20 games, including the last ten. The Spurs lost all four games on a home stand and then opened a nine-game road trip with a pair of losses against the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors. San Antonio is now only a win above the worst team in the league – the Houston Rockets. The Spurs scored just 98 points in a 112-98 defeat to the Toronto Raptors – their fewest amount of points since December 4. San Antonio shot 40.2% from the field and was inferior in rebounds as the hosts recorded 51 opposite the Spurs’ 39.
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 22 points and team-high seven rebounds. Josh Richardson added 14 points, seven boards, and game-high three blocks, Doug McDermott scored 13 points, while Jakob Poeltl had 12 points, seven rebounds, and two steals.
SG Devin Vassell (knee) is out indefinitely. PF/C Khem Birch and PG Devonte’ Graham are acquired in trades and are questionable to play on Friday against Detroit, but will likely feature in Atlanta on Saturday. SF Keldon Johnson (ankle), SG Romeo Langford (leg), PG Tre Jones (foot), and PF Jeremy Sochan (back) are questionable.
Hawks avoided the third loss in a row
The Atlanta Hawks (28-28, 25-31-0 ATS) returned home from a five-game road trip on which they suffered two defeats in a row but managed to avoid the third straight with a 116-107 win over the Phoenix Suns. The Hawks are now back at a .500 despite committing 18 turnovers opposite Phoenix’s ten. Atlanta did dominate the boards by securing 59; the Suns had just 35.
Trae Young posted a double-double of game-high 36 points and game-high 12 assists, along with seven rebounds. Dejounte Murray added 19 points, eight boards, and five dishes, John Collins scored 16, Onyeka Okongwu registered a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Clint Capela had seven points, game-high 17 boards, and two thefts.
SF Saddiq Bey and C Bruno Fernando are newly acquired players and are questionable to make their debuts for the Hawks on Saturday. PG Aaron Holiday (illness) and SG Garrison Mathews (toe) are also questionable to meet the Spurs on Saturday.
- 0-9 ATS in the last nine games overall
- 0-5 ATS in the last five road games
- 1-5 ATS in the last six games playing without rest
- 5-0 ATS in the last five games playing on one day of rest
San Antonio Spurs vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick
Not only that the Spurs are playing the second game of a back-to-back set, but they are in a negative run and I am backing the hosts to get a comfortable victory here. The Hawks have the 8th best offense in the NBA which averages 116.1 points per game opposite San Antonio’s offense which scores 112.3 ppg. The Spurs have the worst defense in the league that allows 122.4 ppg and given they allowed 127+ points in seven of the previous ten games, I can only bet on the hosts to secure a big W.
Pick: Take the Hawks at -9.5 (-120)
San Antonio is struggling offensively and I seriously doubt they can score enough points to make a high-scoring game out of this encounter. The Spurs are without some of their key offensive players and the new ones that arrived are still not cleared to play, so I am not expecting a high-scoring affair on Saturday. Poeltl and Richardson are not with San Antonio anymore, and I am sure the Spurs will be missing the offensive contribution from these players. The Hawks are going to outscore the visitors, but don’t expect to see plenty of buckets.
Pick: Go Over N/A points