Wizards host Hawks in basketball action
Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Odds
The Wizards will hit the floor running against the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.
Washington will face the 21-14 Hawks, who own a 14-20-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 15-17-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hawks are 17-17-1 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards - Hawks odds would favor the Hawks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 25 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-87 win for the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 30-ranked offense (89.2 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 6 at 95.5 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 40.8% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).
Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.3 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 103-95 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Hawks covered in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hawks grabbed a 103-95 win over the Jazz on Friday, behind a 24-point effort from Devin Harris at Philips Arena.
The Wizards were a 101-99 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Thunder. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (200) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wizards grabbed a 101-99 win over the Thunder on Monday, behind a 22-point effort from Bradley Beal at Verizon Center.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
A few Hawks at Wizards trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Atlanta's last 22 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 22 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Washington is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Atlanta
Washington is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at Chicago, Monday, January 14
Washington home to Orlando, Monday, January 14