The Washington Wizards (31-35) and Atlanta Hawks (33-33) meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction. Tip from Capital One Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 118 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.6 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 20.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer, and Bogdan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
Atlanta is in good shape for the upcoming match: the club has won five in the last nine games, but at the same time managed to beat such strong rivals as Cleveland (120-118), Golden State (127-119) and Dallas (132-130). With such results, the Hawks continue to be on the ninth line in the Eastern Conference standings. Also, when making a prediction for Atlanta, it is worth paying attention to the fact that this season the team demonstrates quite a good game on its site: the club won twenty-three victories in thirty-nine games at home (the seventh indicator in the east).
The Washington Wizards are averaging 113 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.2 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 23 points and 2.6 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
Washington is approaching the upcoming meeting in terrible shape: the club has recorded only four wins in the last sixteen games. Because of such a disastrous stretch, the team flew out of the TOP 10 and ended up in eleventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. In addition, when making a prediction for Washington, it is worth noting that this season the club is not playing the best away: Wizards won only sixteen out of forty victories at rival venues (the ninth figure in the east).
Tips of the Game
The Atlanta Hawks should be big favorites for obvious reasons, as they’re at home and have things to play for. The Washington Wizards are on the end of a back to back and have been bounced from playoff contention. However, let’s not act like the Hawks are the most trustworthy team in the world. Double-digit chalk? It would surprise nobody if the Hawks lost this game outright for some weird reason. Give me the points.