Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 6.5 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 19-15. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 8-25. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.8 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of -4.9.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 17-17-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 12-22-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 18-14-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 19-14-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/26/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is upgraded to "?" Wednesday vs Washington
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 23 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%.
Dennis Schroder averages 19.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 12.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 21.5 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Washington averages 105.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.06 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 108.7 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game this season. Atlanta is 19th in the league with 103.8 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.94. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 24. The Hawks are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Washington is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Atlanta is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 1st in the league. The Hawks are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +6.5
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