Wizards face Hawks: NBA odds preview
Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Washington when they hit take on the Hawks on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
This season the Hawks are 5-4 overall and 3-6 ATS against the number, while the Wizards are 0-9 and 4-5 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Atlanta is 2-6-1 on the OU, and Washington is 3-6.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks - Wizards odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Atlanta is rated No. 15 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Wizards sit at No. 22. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-84 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 92.9 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 12 at 94.6 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 44.9% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 39.6% per game.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.4 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 96-89 loser as they battled the Pacers at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 185 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington suffered a 96-89 loss against Indiana on Monday, getting 18 points from Bradley Beal in a losing effort at Verizon Center.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were an 81-72 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 153 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Hawks grabbed an 81-72 win over the Magic on Monday, behind a 15-point effort from Al Horford at Philips Arena.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 2-8
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Wizards at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Washington home to Charlotte, Saturday, November 24
Atlanta at Charlotte, Friday, November 23