Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/5/2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Wizards have a record of 10-14. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -5.0 as they average 111.7 points per game while giving up 116.7 per contest. The Hawks have an overall mark of 5-19. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They total 107.6 points per contest and give up 118.5, which is a point differential of -10.9.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 8-14-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 14-9-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/04/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
Bradley Beal averages 21.9 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Kent Bazemore averages 12.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Trae Young averages 15.8 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 116.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they give up 25.2 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Washington averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 41.0 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 28th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 118.5 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 24th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.4 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 47.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game. Atlanta is 23rd in the league with 107.6 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -10.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.4. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.8.
The Wizards are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.9, and their defensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Atlanta is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 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 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.2, and their defensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 24th 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?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +5
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