Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 48-33 and a road record of 21-19. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 102.9 points per game while giving up 99.1 per contest. Atlanta is 8-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-22. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 40-41 and a home record of 21-19. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of -0.6. Washington has a division record of 9-6 and a conference record of 29-22. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Paul Millsap averages 17.2 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 9 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
John Wall averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 10.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Atlanta averages 102.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 49.1 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Hawks allow 99.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Washington averages 104 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 24.4 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 16th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Hawks average 102.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 102.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.3 per contest. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 101.4. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%.
The Wizards score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 110.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.3 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 41-38-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 38-42-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 42-39-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 44-35-2 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Washington Wizards Injuries
04/12/16 G Bradley Beal Pelvis doubtful Wednesday vs. Atlanta
04/12/16 PG John Wall Knee doubtful Wednesday vs. Atlanta
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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