Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 7 point favorites.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 37-33. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 42-28. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 108.8 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 31-39-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-41-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-33-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 43-26-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/20/17 F Kent Bazemore Knee out indefinitely
03/19/17 F Paul Millsap Knee expected to miss Wednesday vs. Washington
03/04/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.7 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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John Wall averages 22.9 points per game while playing 36.7 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 10.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 23.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.13 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Hawks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 108.8 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.96 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 4th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 13th with 14.1 per game. The Wizards allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.2 and a defensive rating of 106.3. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 110.6 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -7
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