Atlanta Hawks at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 11-25. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -8.5 as they average 109.4 points per game while giving up 117.9 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 14-23 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.6 points per game and surrender 117.5, good for a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-20-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 12-24-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 22-15-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/31/18 C Dewayne Dedmon Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
01/02/19 F John Collins Flu is questionable Wednesday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/31/18 F Markieff Morris Back is questionable Wednesday vs Atlanta
12/31/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Quad is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Atlanta
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out indefinitely
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
John Collins averages 18.7 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Trevor Ariza averages 11.0 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 27.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Atlanta averages 109.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 16th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 117.5 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 48.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Washington is 10th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league.
Washington is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Wizards are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 114.5, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 28th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -5.5
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