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Hawks battle vs Wizards highlights NBA odds

Washington WizardsAtlanta Hawks
9-11December 13, 2013, 07:30 | Philips Arena11-11

Washington travels to Atlanta on Friday, hoping to boost its 9-11 mark with a victory over the Hawks.

The Hawks bring a 11-11 record (13-9 ATS) to the battle against the 9-11 Wizards, who are 10-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 11-10-1 so far and the Wizards go 10-10. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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The visitors opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 197 at BetOnline and other shops.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawks rated this week at No. 17 and the Wizards sitting at No. 16. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-91 result in favor of the Hawks today.

Washington lost its last outing, a 75-74 result against the Nuggets on December 9. The Wizards earned a push in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 149 combined points took the game UNDER the total. John Wall scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Wizards to victory (they lost 75-74 to Denver at Verizon Center on Monday).

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 101-92 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Hawks failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Paul Millsap scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 101-92 against Oklahoma City in NBA action at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 16-ranked offense (99.23 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.9 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 45.75% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (44.03% on average).

A few Wizards at Hawks trends to consider:
Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Washington is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Los Angeles, Saturday, December 14th
Atlanta at New York, Saturday, December 14th