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Washington WizardsAtlanta Hawks
25-28February 19, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena25-27

 

Washington pays a visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, hoping to send the Hawks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Philips Arena.

Atlanta battles the Wizards, currently with a 25-28 mark (28-24-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 30-21-1 for the Hawks and 29-24 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Wizards before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 200.5 at TopBet.

The Hawks sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Wizards are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hawks will win this game 93-92.

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The Wizards were a 103-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wizards got 22 points from John Wall, but it was Toronto that prevailed in a 103-93 final on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

The Hawks were a 108-98 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pacers. They earned a push of the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (206) made winners of OVER bettors. The Hawks endured a 108-98 loss at the hands of the Pacers on Tuesday, despite a 19-point effort from Kyle Korver at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 21 in the league with 42.36 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 26 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 4-ranked team at 9.27 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 15 with 7.77 per contest.

Next up:
Washington home to New Orleans, Saturday, February 22nd
Atlanta at Detroit, Friday, February 21st

 

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