Wizards at Hawks - 11/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (3-2) at Atlanta Hawks (5-1)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday night at the Philips Arena.
The Washington Wizards look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25 points and 4.6 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.2 points and 8.2 assists. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing two assists. The Washington Wizards are coming off a Friday loss to the Celtics in which they shot 40.9 percent from the field and turned the ball over 24 times. The Wizards aren’t playing with much consistency to start the season, but two of their three wins have come on the road.
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The Atlanta Hawks look to keep the ball rolling after winning six straight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 98.1 points on 42 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 19.1 points and six assists while Al Horford is averaging 17.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Paul Millsap is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are coming off a Friday win over the Pelicans in which they shot 53.2 percent from the field and had six players score in the double figures. The Hawks have won 12 of their last 16 regular season games when topping 100 points. Thabo Sefolosha is out with an ankle injury.
The Wizards are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Hawks are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
I just can't trust the Wizards, as they're so inconsistent. With both teams playing yesterday and the Hawks more consistent and at home, I'll side with Atlanta and the reasonable chalk.