Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Predictions, NBA Expert Picks 3/6/2020
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -4
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (19-44, 5th in the Southeast Division) head to Capital One Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Washington Wizards (22-39, 3rd in the Southeast Division). The odds on this matchup have Washington as 4 point favorites. The total opens at 244.5.
The Hawks cover the spread 46.8% of the time, having gone 29-33-1 ATS. Washington covers the spread 50.8% of the time, going 30-29-2 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/04/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Abdominal is questionable Friday vs Washington
03/04/20 C Dewayne Dedmon Elbow is upgraded to probable Friday vs Washington
03/04/20 SF Cameron Reddish Back is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
03/05/20 C Thomas Bryant Foot is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
03/05/20 PG Ish Smith Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Atlanta
Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 29.6 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. John Collins averages 21.1 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Ish Smith averages 10.5 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Bradley Beal averages 30.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 111.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.2 per game. The Hawks allow 119.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 6th in the league with 115.9 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -4.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 42.0 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Wizards surrender 120.2 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Atlanta is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Washington is 25th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 116, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 19th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +4
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