Wizards vs Hawks predictions 1/26/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -1
State Farm Arena is the site where Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (11-35, 5th in the Southeast Division) will play the Washington Wizards (15-29, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Sunday. Washington opens this game as 1 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 241.5.
The Wizards are covering the spread 51.2% of the time, having gone 22-21-1 ATS. Atlanta covers the spread 45.6% of the time, going 21-25-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/25/20 C Alex Len Hip left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Washington
01/24/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Personal is questionable Sunday vs Washington
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 27.8 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ish Smith comes into this contest averaging 11.1 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 66%.
De'Andre Hunter averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Trae Young averages 29.1 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 8.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 119.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 25.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Washington averages 114.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 117.5 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 27th with 47.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Atlanta is 23rd in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 23.0. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.8.
The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 15th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Washington is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Hawks are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.7, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington +1
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