Hawks vs. Wizards Best Bet 3/10/23
Atlanta Hawks (33-33 SU, 29-36-1 ATS) vs. Washington Wizards (31-35 SU, 31-33-2 ATS)
When: Friday, March 10th, 7:00 PM (ET)
Where: Capital One Arena, DC, Washington
Point Spread: Atl -1.5/Wash +1.5 (Be smart! Bet your games at -105 instead of -110 at BAS Sportsbook! It’ll save you TONS of money!)
Money Line: Hawks -121/Wiz +100
Heading into the game, Atlanta is 33-33 overall. When taking to the road, Atlanta has a mark of 15-20 and a win percentage of 43%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 29-36-1 vs the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs the spread, they are 2-3 in their past 5 games and 2-3 ATS. Over their past 10 games, they are 5-5 SU and 4-6 ATS.
Most recently, the Hawks took down the Wizards by a score of 122-120. Trae Young finished with 28 points, which was the most on the team. Atlanta did not cover the spread as 3-point favorites.
Heading into the game, Washington is 31-35 overall. When playing at home, Washington has a mark of 15-16 and a win percentage of 48%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 31-33-2 vs the spread. In Washington’s last 5 games, the Wizards have a straight-up record of 2-3 while going 2-2-1 in those games. Going back to the last 10, they are 5-5 and 5-4-1 ATS.
In their last game, Washington was defeated by the Hawks by a score of 122-120. Kristaps Porzingis led the team in scoring with 43 points on a shooting percentage of 77.3%. Despite the loss, the Wizards managed to cover the spread as 3-point underdogs heading into the game. They will be looking to bounce back in their next game.
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Wizards picked up the win 119-116 win over the Hawks. Heading into the game, Washington was the 7.5-point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. So far, the two teams have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Wizards have an ATS mark of 3-2. Yet, the Hawks have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 118 compared to Washington at 118. Over the course of these games, they averaged 231 points per game, leading a 4-1 over-under record.
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Atlanta is among the league leaders in scoring this season, averaging 117.2 points per game. So far, the Hawks are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 100.7 possessions per game. Atlanta comes into the game ranked just 28th in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 35.4% of their shots from deep, which places them 26th in the NBA. Defense has been a struggle for Atlanta, as they currently allow 112.38 points per game. The team’s 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.43% of their looks from the outside.
As the Hawks prepare for today’s game, Trae Young is their leading scorer, averaging 26.7 points per game. This season, Young has a field goal percentage of 43.2%. The team’s second-leading scorer is Dejounte Murray, who is averaging 21.0 points per game.
This year, the Washington offense is not only near the NBA average in points at 113.3 points per game, but they are also playing at a pace similar to the league average. So far, the Wizards are ranked 20th in possessions per contest. Washington comes into the game ranked just 23rd in 3-point attempts per game. So far, they have connected on 36.3% of their shots from deep, which places them 21st in the NBA. On defense, the Wizards allow an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 16th in the league. So far, teams have shot 35.92% on their looks from outside vs. Washington. This figure places them 21st in 3-point shooting defense.
Going into today’s game, Kristaps Porzingis is the leading scorer for the Washington team, with an average of 23.2 points per game. This season, his field goal percentage is 49.7%. The team’s second top scorer is Kyle Kuzma, who is averaging 21.5 points per game.
- The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- The Hawks are 16-37 ATS in their last 53 games following a straight-up win.
- The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
Joes Pick To Cover The Spread
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