Josh Smith scored 25 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Atlanta over Washington, 101-100, on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
The Hawks won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.
Atlanta got 16 points from Kyle Korver and another 15 points from Al Horford. Al Horford contributed 10 assists, while Josh Smith cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Washington got 21 points from Kevin Seraphin in a losing cause and another 14 points from A.J. Price. A.J. Price contributed 7 assists for the Wizards, while Trevor Ariza had 15 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 50-47 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Washington as they grabbed 58 boards, while Atlanta only had 37.
Atlanta heads into a battle against the Bobcats. Washington, meanwhile, will have their next action against Charlotte.