Atlanta Hawks (9-9) at Washington Wizards (3-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +4.5 -- Over/Under: 234 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.2 points and 4.2 rebounds while De’Andre Hunter is averaging 17.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. John Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 120.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 35.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18.1 points and 10.2 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The under is 11-3 in Hawks last 14 overall. The over is 7-3 in Wizards last 10 overall. The under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
The Atlanta Hawks have been rather disappointing up to this point, but they've shown some signs of improvement and have still covered five of their last six. The Washington Wizards are a downright joke that hasn't done much of anything right, especially on the defensive end and now their best player in Beal is showing more and more frustration. It wouldn't be surprising to see Beal ask for a trade in the near future. Anyway, the Hawks and the reasonable chalk is the only direction I can lean in this spot.