Atlanta Hawks (22-57) at Washington Wizards (42-37)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -12.5 -- Over/Under: 209 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look to play spoiler after losing seven of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 assists while Taurean Prince is averaging 13.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Damion Lee is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five straight road games.
The Washington Wizards could use a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19 points and 9.4 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Hawks are 8-17 ATS in their last 25 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Washington and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Washington.
The Washington Wizards are coming off a heartbreaking loss Thursday night to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and all of a sudden this team isn't looking so hot. The Wizards are blowing big leads, losing to teams they shouldn't lose to and are dropping ground in the standings. The Atlanta Hawks are still one of the worst teams in the league and aren't putting an NBA roster on the court, but they are 8-5 ATS when a double-digit underdog this season. I'm not eating so much chalk with the subpar Wizards. Give me the Hawks and the points.