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Wizards vs Hawks NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks
- Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
- Date: Wednesday, April 5th
- Betting Odds ATL -10.5, WAS +415 | ATL -567 O/U OFF
So far, the Wizards have put together an overall record of 34-45, while going 36-41-2 vs the spread. Against the Hawks, the Wizards are looking to break out of a 3 game losing streak. They have lost these games by an average of -9.33 points.
Washington will be gunning to get in the win column vs the Hawks, as they previously lost to the Bucks by a score of 140-128. However, because they entered as 14 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Washington got off to a slow start, trailing by 13 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Kendrick Nunn, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 52.9% of his shots.
So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 40-39, while going 35-43-1 vs the spread. In today’s game, Atlanta will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 10.0 points.
Atlanta is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Bulls at home. With the 123-105 victory, they also covered the spread as 6 point underdogs. Atlanta was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Bulls to cut into their 12 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Bogdan Bogdanovic, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 60.0% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the win 119-116 win over the Hawks. Heading into the game, Washington was the 7.5 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far this season, the Hawks have a record of 2-1 vs the Wizards. Similar to their season-long average, the Wizards averaged 112.5 points per game vs the Hawks. Just like the Wizards, the Hawks maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 116.0 points per game vs Washington. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Wizards have gone 3-2, but the Hawks actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Atlanta has averaged 117 points per contest, while allowing 112. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 229 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
This season, the Washington offense is ranked 21st in the NBA in scoring at 113.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.4 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Washington offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 25th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Currently, the Wizards defense is ranked 16th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.
Personel figures to be a big issue for the Wizards in today’s game, as both Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Porzingis leads the team in scoring at 23.2 points per game, which ranks 32nd in the NBA. Not having Kuzma is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 21.2 points per game for Washington.
Through 79 games, Atlanta is the 3rd best scoring team at 118.1 points per game. So far, Atlanta is averaging 100.7 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. If the Hawks offense is going to continue to produce at their current level, they would benefit from an improvement in their outside shooting. Currently, they are the 20th ranked team in 3-point shooting percentage.
Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).
Dejounte Murray is expected to play a key role in Atlanta’s scoring efforts against the Washington today, as Trae Young is unavailable. Young is the team’s leading scorer this season with 26.2 points per game. Murray is 2nd in scoring for the team with 20.5 points per game, which ranks him 49.0th in the NBA. In his 72 games, he has hit 46.1% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 5.3 rebounds per game.
Wizards vs Hawks Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hawks -10.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF