Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 12-18. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.1 as they average 112.8 points per contest while giving up 116.9 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 6-23. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 108.5 points per contest and give up 119.3, which is a point differential of -10.8.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 10-18-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 18-11-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 11-17-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/17/18 F Markieff Morris Neck is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
12/16/18 SF Trevor Ariza Acquired is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
12/16/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Atlanta
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/16/18 F Omari Spellman Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Washington
12/12/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
John Wall averages 21.5 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest. He averages 8.9 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 36.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Trae Young averages 15.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Kent Bazemore averages 13.2 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 116.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Washington averages 112.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 24.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 119.3 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.7 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 47.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per game. Atlanta is 22nd in the league with 108.5 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -10.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.4 boards per game and 9th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 18.0.
The Wizards are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.9, and their defensive rating of 114 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.1, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -5
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