Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-4.5)
The Washington Wizards (3-11) host the Atlanta Hawks (9-9) at Capital One Arena on Friday. The line on this game has Atlanta as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 234.
The Atlanta Hawks faced off with the Brooklyn Nets and ended up losing by a score of 132-128 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the contest having earned a 47.9% FG percentage (45 out of 94) and converted 13 out of their 33 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Hawks buried 25 of their 28 attempts for a percentage of 89.3%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 37 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 29 dimes in this contest as well as getting 3 steals and 7 blocks. In the matter of defending, Atlanta allowed 53.1% from the floor on 52 out of 98 shooting. Brooklyn distributed 29 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. On top of that, the Nets pulled down 36 boards (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 10 blocked shots. Brooklyn finished 85.0% from the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 20 attempts. They also buried 11 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc.
Trae Young is someone who came through in the matchup. He had 28 points on 7 out of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 43:38 minutes and also grabbed 3 boards. Young finished the contest at 31.8% from the field and also distributed 14 assists. Someone else that came through in this game for the Hawks was Cam Reddish. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He ended up going 52.9% from the field for this contest by hitting 9-of-17 (24 points). At the conclusion of this game, Reddish was on the hardwood for 35:06 minutes.
Atlanta heads into this one with a mark of 9-9 on the season. The Hawks are shooting 35.3% on shots from downtown (223 of 632) and 81.9% from the charity stripe. They average 113.1 points per contest (13th in the league) while connecting on 44.6% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a squad they commit 19.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Atlanta is snagging 47.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 439 dimes on the campaign, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. On defense, the Hawks have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.4% on 3-pointers and they rank 16th in the league in PPG from their opponents (110.7). The Hawks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.7% (235 of 374) and they relinquish 45.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 17th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 430 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Washington Wizards took a loss by a final score of 124-106 against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Wizards were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 39 in the matchup. They blocked 2 shots while recording 11 steals in this contest. The Pelicans committed 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Wizards to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of those for a clip of 90.5%. Concerning shots from beyond the perimeter, Washington buried 13 out of 38 attempts (34.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards went 37 out of 92 from the field which had them sitting at 40.2%. The Wizards allowed the Pelicans to make 46 of their 89 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7% in this contest. They finished 39.5% from distance by connecting on 17 of 43 and ended up shooting 15 out of 24 at the free throw line (62.5%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Washington allowed New Orleans to grab 50 in all (12 offensive).
Bradley Beal ended up being important for the Wizards in the matchup. He knocked down 17 out of 37 for this game for a field goal rate of 45.9%, which gave him 47 points. Beal grabbed 4 boards in his 40:05 mins of playing time and earned 6 dimes for the contest. One more player that was pivotal for Washington was Garrison Mathews. He notched 15 points in his 28:03 mins played via 5 out of 11 from the floor for the game. Mathews ended the game having shot 45.5% from the field as well as totaling 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Washington has a record of 3-11 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Wizards are connecting on 46.3% from the field, which is ranked 14th in the league. Washington has accounted for 1,620 points on the year (115.7 per contest) and they pull in 43.5 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 26.5 times per contest (7th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.9 times per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 23.4 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 74.4% from the free throw line. The Wizards on the defensive side of the court are 30th in the NBA in PPG given up with 120.4. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 48.8% from the field (29th in the NBA). The Washington defense gives up 38.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (178 of 466) and opponents are connecting on 77.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 24.6 dimes and 46.1 boards per contest, which is ranked 14th and 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+4.5)
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