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Wizards vs Hawks Betting Matchup Report

Atlanta HawksWashington Wizards
9-8November 30, 2013, 07:00 | Verizon Center7-9



The visiting Hawks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Verizon Center against the Wizards.

The Wizards sit at 7-9 (8-8 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 9-8 (10-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 8-8 OU, and Atlanta is 8-9 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Wizards sat as -3.5-point Favorite. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 195.5.

This game matches up the No. 23 (Wizards) and the No. 16 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 91-90 result in favor of the Hawks is predicted by handicapping models.

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Atlanta won its last outing, an 88-87 result against the Mavericks on November 29. The Hawks covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jeff Teague went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound leading Atlanta over Dallas, 88-87, on Friday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 16-ranked offense (98.56 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 99.06 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 44.49% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (45.89% on average).

A few Hawks at Wizards trends to consider:
Atlanta is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Atlanta's last 20 games on the road
Washington is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 7-14-1 SU in its last 22 games
Washington is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Atlanta at San Antonio, Monday, December 2nd
Washington home to Orlando, Monday, December 2nd

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