Hawks at Wizards - 5/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (65-26) at Washington Wizards (52-37)
NBA Basketball: Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +4 -- Over/Under: 198.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards play game four of their playoff series Monday night.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win here to regain home court advantage. DeMarre Carroll is averaging 18.3 points and 6.2 rebounds while Paul Millsap is averaging 15 points and 9.2 rebounds. Al Horford is grabbing 10.1 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing 2.4 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from deep in these playoffs. The Hawks still nothing like the regular season team, as they’re playing sloppy and with a lack of urgency. This game is pretty much a must-win if the Hawks hope to advance in this series. The Hawks have lost five of their last six games on the road.
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The Washington Wizards look for a win to all but put this series to bed. Bradley Beal is averaging 21.1 points and 4.6 assists while Paul Pierce is averaging 15.6 points and four rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 9.9 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing two assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 43 percent from deep in their last five games. The Wizards played elite ball at both ends of the court despite not having John Wall on the floor. The Wizards are certainly tough to beat when Nene Hilario actually shows up on the offensive end. The Wizards have won six straight games at home.
The Hawks are 29-14-1 ATS in their last 44 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Wizards are 4-0-2 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 2-5-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Washington and 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
Oddmakers continue to give the Hawks credit, but this team is seriously overhyped. The Wizards are playing better ball and with a sense of urgency. The Hawks aren't getting a dime from me.