Hawks vs. Wizards - 2/4/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (31-18) at Atlanta Hawks (40-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, TSOH
The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks meet Wednesday at the Philips Arena.
The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last seven games and begin a two-game road trip. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 99.9 points on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 98 points on 43.9 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.4 points and 10.2 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 15.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 45.8 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing eight rebounds. The Washington Wizards have allowed 100-plus points in five of their last seven games and are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Wizards have won 13 of their 31 games this season on the road. Kevin Seraphin is questionable for this game with an illness.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to build their lead in the East after winning 19 of their last 20 games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 96.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and eight rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 16.8 points and 7.5 assists. Al Horford is grabbing seven rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 52.3 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a loss to the Pelicans but are still shooting 47.7 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from beyond the arc in their last five games. The Hawks have won 23 of their last 24 games SU when scoring 100 or more points.
The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 42-19 ATS in their last 61 games overall. The Wizards are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Hawks are clearly the best team in the East at the moment and won't have back-to-back bad perforances. Not sure what's up with the Wizards right now but a road trip to Atlanta likely isn't going to fix things. Give me the Hawks and the chalk.