X

Pick Details


NBA EVENT
Apr 1 2021 at 8:30 PM ET
Atlanta
at
San Antonio
Sport: NBA | Star Rating: 8.0 Evaluation: Win (800) - Final Score SA 129 at ATL 134
Pick
-1 ATL (-106) @ pinnacle

8* Take Atlanta (#539)

From a pure ‘spot’ perspective, this game screams ‘Atlanta’.  The Spurs are now dealing with the ramifications of their COVID pause back in February, playing 40 games in a span of 68 days.  This will be their fourth set of back-2-backs since the All Star Break, after knocking off Sacramento in a ‘short turnaround revenge’ setting last night.   It’s surely worth noting that this team hasn’t swept a single ‘back-2-back’ set for the entire season – eight previous tries.  This is their 14th game in 23 days since the Break.  They’re playing shorthanded – dumping LaMarcus Aldridge and missing Lonnie Walker and potentially Trey Lyles this evening.  I’m not expecting the Spurs best game here, a non-conference affair in the midst of an extended homestand.

From the Hawks side of the equation, there are clearly injury issues as well – John Collins is out; both Lou Williams and DeAndre Hunter are questionable.  But this is clearly a ‘circle the wagons’ game for Nate McMillan’s squad after losing four of their last five on this West Coast swing – three ‘step up in class’ games (Clippers, Nuggets and Suns), and a buzzer beating defeat in Sacramento.  Remember, the Hawks had won eight straight before this scheduling stretch, and they put all kinds of emphasis on this road trip.  Kevin Huerter: “(The road trip) in a lot of ways is going to make or break our season…..extremely important time of year.”  I look for Atlanta to be the fresher, more intense team tonight; meaningful in this pick ‘em price range.  Take the Hawks.

Covers Logo
50% off your first purchase
at covers experts

CLICK TO COPY PROMO CODE:
BONUS50

Winning Starts Here

FAQs

What does ‘Star Rating’ mean?
Star Rating is the number of units the handicapper is risking on the bet. Therefore, if the Star Rating is 7.0, it is a 7-unit pick. On plus odds picks, the handicapper is risking their Star Rating unit amount. On negative odds picks, the handicapper is betting enough to win their Star Rating unit amount.
We are constantly evaluating online sportsbooks and line feeds to ensure accuracy with our Expert picks. We typically have between 5-10 legal and reputable sportsbooks for our handicappers to select lines from. They are required to select the current line from these featured books so authenticity can always be confirmed – no stale lines!
All of your purchased picks will appear under My Experts >
Covers Logo
50% off your first purchase
at covers experts

CLICK TO COPY PROMO CODE:
BONUS50

Winning Starts Here

Covers 25 Years Logo Established in 1995,
Covers is the world
leader in sports
betting information.
Covers is verified safe by: Evalon Logo GPWA Logo GDPR Logo GeoTrust Logo Evalon Logo