Friday, January 27, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 25-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 105.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 27-19. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 0.3.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Paul Millsap averages 18 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Washington averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Atlanta averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 13th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 25th with 15.3 per game. The Hawks allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 109.5 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105.6. They get 97.2 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 31% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 13.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 26-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-17-0 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-22-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-25-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
01/26/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle "?" Friday vs. Washington
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta -4
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