Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks - 11/11/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (2-10) at Washington Wizards (6-5)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Capitol One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -11 -- Over/Under: 222 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSE, NSWA
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks are getting desperate for a victory after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.2 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 22 points and seven assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing two rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last seven road games.
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The Washington Wizards look for a spark of consistency with a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 111.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 25.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 21 points and 10.2 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Hawks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Wizards are 11-25-1 ATS in their last 37 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
I'm not really trying to lay this much chalk with a Washington Wizards team that's been hit or miss, but the Atlanta Hawks have been downright brutal as of late and are now on the end of a back-to-back. The Hawks aren't getting any stops defensively and with the way Washington has been shooting the ball, this has the potential to get ugly. There's much better games on the card for Saturday, but this is a game the Wizards should win rather easily. The Hawks have done few things positive recently.