The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 117.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.6 points and 3 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 21 points and 5.4 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 113.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.1 points and 3.7 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.8 points and 2.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 42-19-2 ATS in their last 63 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks are playing improved ball lately, and they're the better team on paper, but this line makes no sense. The Hawks aren't consistent enough to trust in the favorite role, especially in the big favorite role. The Hawks are 7-13 ATS when favorites of 5 or more points. The Washington Wizards lose at home by an average of 0.4 points. Give me the boatload of points with the Wizards.