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Hawks host Wizards in basketball action

Washington WizardsAtlanta Hawks
Dec 28, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Odds


A key NBA battle sees the visiting Wizards travelling to Atlanta Wednesday to face the Hawks on Wednesday.

The Hawks currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Wizards are 0-1 and 0-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hawks post a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Wizards have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Washington vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hawks sat as 9.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Hawks) and the No. 28 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 124-82 result in favor of the Hawks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 3-ranked offense (106 PPG) against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 8 at 90 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, more than the Wizards have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 90-84 loser as they battled the Nets at home. The Wizards failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington got 16 points from Nick Young but lost anyway 90-84 against the Nets on Monday at Verizon Center.

The Hawks were a 106-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the total score (176) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta cruised to victory on Tuesday, running New Jersey out of the gym and running up a 106-70 score at Prudential Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Wizards at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Atlanta is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games

Next up:
Washington at Milwaukee, Friday, December 30
Atlanta home to New Jersey, Friday, December 30