Wizards visit Hawks in hoops battle
Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Friday when the Hawks try to run the Wizards off the court at Philips Arena in pro hoops action.
The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 7-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 6-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Washington is 8-7 on the totals; Atlanta is 7-7-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 24-rated Wizards taking on the No. 16-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-87 win for the Hawks on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 17-ranked offense (97 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 16 at 97.9 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.6% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 98.7 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington was a 105-101 winner in its last match at home against the Heat. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington earned a 105-101 victory over Miami on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Jordan Crawford at Verizon Center.
Atlanta was a 108-104 winner in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 212 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got 25 points and 12 rebounds from Al Horford en route to a 108-104 victory over Denver on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 9-1
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Wizards at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Washington home to Golden State, Saturday, December 8
Atlanta at Memphis, Saturday, December 8