Suns vs. Hawks NBA expert prediction and odds for Friday, Feb. 2 (Trust the Phoenix offense)

NBA betting preview, prediction and best bet for Suns-Hawks. 
Jan 31, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) brings the ball up court against the Nets.
Jan 31, 2024; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) brings the ball up court against the Nets. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns have won nine of their last 11 games and have been road warriors over the last few weeks, climbing to eight games over .500 and going 6-2 away from home. Behind Kevin Durant’s 33 points, Phoenix cruised past Brooklyn, 136-120, over Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Phoenix, tied with Sacramento for fifth in the Western Conference, is trying to finish its seven-game road trip strong. Can they cover the short number at Atlanta? 

The Hawks got Trae Young back on Jan. 26 and have gone 2-1 in three games. The one loss was 148-143 to Dallas when Atlanta allowed Luka Doncic to explode for 73 points. Atlanta is coming off back-to-back wins and will finish a three-game homestand against Phoenix Friday night. 

Here’s the betting preview for Friday night with a best bet. 

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Suns vs. Hawks odds, spread and total

Suns vs. Hawks how to watch

  • Date: Friday, Feb. 2 
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Venue: State Farm Arena
  • How to watch (TV):  Bally Sports
  • Suns record: 28-20
  • Hawks record: 20-27

Suns vs. Hawks injury reports

Phoenix Suns injury report

  • Bol Bol (foot): probable 

Atlanta Hawks injury report

  • De’Andre Hunter (knee): questionable
  • Vit Krejci (shoulder): out 

Suns vs. Hawks key players to watch


Grayson Allen: The Duke product scored in double figures six times in a seven-game stretch and Phoenix went 5-1 in those contests. Allen scored just 11 points in two games before an ankle injury kept him out of Wednesday’s win over Brooklyn. Allen is off the injury report and set to return Friday night in Atlanta. He is averaging 13.2 points per game in 42 starts this season. 


Trae Young: The two-time All-Star has picked up where he left off after missing nearly a week with a concussion. In three games since returning, Young is averaging 28.6 points per game and 12 assists per game. He knocked down six 3-pointers in Tuesday’s win over the Lakers, his best performance from downtown since December. 

Suns vs. Hawks prediction and pick

Phoenix is surging right now and doing it away from the desert. The Suns are 6-2 straight up in their last eight road games and are coming back back-to-back wins and ATS covers against Miami and Brooklyn. 

Behind Durant and Devin Booker, who averaged 30 points per game in January, the Suns’ offense is firing on all cylinders and will get reinforcements Friday in a talented backcourt as Allen returns and Bradley Beal is averaging 17.3 points per game in 24 starts.

Phoenix is averaging 122.1 points per game over its last 9-2 stretch and faces an Atlanta defense that gives up points in droves. The Hawks are No. 27 in defensive rating and rank 29th in scoring defense. It hasn’t been much better inside State Farm Arena, either, ranking 29th in scoring defense at home. Take Phoenix’s red-hot offense to go over its team total. 

Game odds update periodically and are subject to change.