Wizards vs. Hawks - 3/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (41-30) at Washington Wizards (35-35)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +3 -- Over/Under: 210.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.1 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 8.6 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 3.2 assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.9 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last seven road games.
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The Washington Wizards look to build on their solid five-game winning streak. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 103.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 20.2 points and 10 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 17.7 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.8 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have won nine of their last 10 home games.
The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
Not sure why the Washington Wizards are underdogs at home when they just beat the Hawks on the road. Washington is playing well as of late and still fighting for a playoff spot. I like the Wizards to win this game outright, but the free bucket makes the wager that much sweeter.