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NBA Game Preview - Wizards underdogs vs Hawks at Washington

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Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Odds


The NBA betting slate features a clash between Washington and Atlanta on Tuesday, with the host Wizards trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Wizards bring a 3-18 record (11-9-1 ATS) to the battle against the 14-7 Hawks, who are 9-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 10-11 so far and the Hawks go 10-10-1. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Wizards sat as 5.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 189.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 23 and the Hawks at No. 15 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-87 result in favor of the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 10-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 15 in the league with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.4 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 2-rated mark, allowing 90.4 points per game when playing on the road. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 28 in scoring on their home court.

Atlanta was a 115-93 loser in its last match at home against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Hawks were blown out by Golden State on Saturday, losing by a 115-93 final at Philips Arena in basketball betting action.

Washington was a 102-72 loser in its last match on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 174 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 102-72 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 3-7
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hawks at Wizards trends to consider:
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 14 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Oklahoma City, Wednesday, December 19
Washington at Orlando, Wednesday, December 19