Washington Wizards (26-22) at Atlanta Hawks (14-34)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +5.5 -- Over/Under: 212 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Washington Wizards need a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 24 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.4 points and 9.3 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost four of their last six road games.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.3 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 20 points and 6.5 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 12.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Marco Belinelli is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six home games.
The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Washington Wizards look like a team that's falling apart and playing with little to no confidence, as the losses are piling up and they've been outscored by 11 points in their last five games. The Atlanta Hawks have been decent at home recently, but they're on the end of a back to back and do allow 47 percent shooting at home. I probably shouldn't be eating the chalk here, as the Wizards are also brutal ATS when favored by less than six points, but at the end of the day they're the rested and the better team. I'll give Washington a chance here as more of a fade from the Hawks.