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Wizards vs Hawks Betting Preview

Atlanta HawksWashington Wizards
31-40March 29, 2014, 08:00 | Verizon Center37-35

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

The Hawks will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 30-40-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wizards are 36-34-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Atlanta is 39-31-1 on the totals; Washington is 39-33.View Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

The Hawks were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 197 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wizards at No. 13 and the Hawks at No. 27 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-92 result in favor of the Wizards.

The Hawks were a 100-85 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta suffered a 100-85 loss against Portland on Thursday, getting 22 points from Jeff Teague in a losing effort at Philips Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 91-78 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Wizards covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 169 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Washington earned a 91-78 victory over Indiana on Friday, getting 20 points from John Wall at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Washington's No. 19-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Washington rates No. 14 in the league with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 9.49 per outing.

Next up:
Atlanta home to Philadelphia, Monday, March 31st
Washington at Charlotte, Monday, March 31st