Thursday, October 27, 2016
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The Washington Wizards travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
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The Wizards had an overall record of 41-41 and a road record of 19-22 last season. They were 4th in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -0.5 as they averaged 104.1 points per game while giving up 104.6 per contest. Washington was 10-6 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 30-22. They were 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Hawks had an overall record of 48-34 and a home record of 27-14 last year. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They averaged 102.8 points per game and surrendered 99.2, good for a point differential of 3.6. Atlanta had a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 29-23. In their last 10 games they were 6-4.
John Wall averaged 19.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night last season for the Wizards. He pulled down 4.9 rebounds per game and dished out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage finished at 79%. Bradley Beal averaged 17.4 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.9 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage was 45% for the year while his free throw percentage was 77%.
Paul Millsap averaged 17.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest last year for the Hawks. He grabbed 9 rebounds per game and had 3.3 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%. Dennis Schroder averaged 11 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 20.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Washington averaged 104.1 points per contest last season which ranked them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.5 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 10th in the league. They averaged 50.7 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game which ranked them 21st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 17th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allowed 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.2 rebounds a game which ranked 14th and they gave up 22.5 assists per contest which put them in 18th place in the league. They forced 16.2 turnovers per game which ranked them 3rd in the league.
Atlanta averaged 102.5 points per game last year which ranked them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 3.1 and their shooting percentage was 46% as a team which had them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 17th in the NBA. They averaged 49.7 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranked them 28th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks ranked 21st with 14.9 per game. The Hawks allowed 99.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 6th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 55.3 rebounds a game which ranked 27th and they gave up 22.1 assists per contest which put them in 16th place in the league. The Hawks forced 15.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 6th in the NBA.
The Wizards averaged 102.1 points per game on the road last season and they scored 114 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -3.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was 11.7 per contest. The Wizards had an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 105.8 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 51%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turned the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 52%.
The Hawks scored 103.4 ppg at home and they averaged 101.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -13 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense was 105.1 and they had a defensive rating of 101.4. They got 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turned the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14.4 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 48%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards were 43-39-0 against the spread last year
The Washington Wizards were 44-36-2 against the over/under last year
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks were 41-39-2 against the spread last year
The Atlanta Hawks were 38-43-1 against the over/under last year
Washington Wizards Injuries
10/25/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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