Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (3-1) at Washington Wizards (0-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards clash Friday night in NBA action at the Verizon Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look to stay hot after getting off to a nice 3-1 start to the NBA season. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 97.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17 points and eight rebounds while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.5 points and 12 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is dishing six assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Washington Wizards are still looking for their first win of the season after an 0-3 start. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.7 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 49.8 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 22.3 points and 11.3 assists while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 15.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 25.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 45.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards haven’t started 0-4 since the 2012-13 season.
The Hawks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Hawks are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Washington and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I gave the Washington Wizards a chance against the Toronto Raptors, and they found a way to lose as usual. The Wizards just have no depth or talent outside of their backcourt and it lets them down constantly. The Hawks look solid with a recharged Howard leading the way, and there's too much depth on Atlanta for the Wizards to keep up. With a toss-up line, the Atlanta Hawks are one of the stronger bets on the board for Friday's card.