Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 10/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-2.5)
The Atlanta Hawks (2-1) are headed to Capital One Arena on Thursday where they will take on the Washington Wizards (2-1). Washington opens as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under is 225.5.
The Hawks took the court against the Pistons and earned the victory with a final of 122-104 in their last contest. Atlanta ended having earned a 51.1% FG percentage (46 of 90) and converted 12 of 32 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 18 of their 21 shots for a rate of 85.7%. With respect to hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 49 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 24 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and getting 11 steals. In relation to defense, Atlanta let their opponent shoot 44.0% from the floor on 40 of 91 shooting. Detroit earned 36 assists and had 26 steals for this game. Additionally, Detroit pulled down 25 rebounds (11 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Detroit shot 83.3% from the charity stripe by making 15 of their 18 attempts. They converted 9 of 33 shots from long range.
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Trae Young is a guy who was a factor in this contest. He totaled 32 points on 13 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and also grabbed 4 rebounds. Young finished 61.9% from the field and recorded 9 dimes.
Atlanta steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 2-1 on the year. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per game and as a unit they commit 19.3 fouls every game. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 52.7 boards per game and has totaled 75 dimes for the year, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing. The Hawks are shooting 36.6% on shots from downtown (37 of 101) and 77.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 110.0 points per outing (16th in basketball) while connecting on 45.6% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hawks have forced 13.0 turnovers per game while drawing 17.3 fouls. They give up 27.9% on shots from distance and they rank 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (97.3). The Hawks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.6% (108 of 273) and they relinquish 46.7 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 4th in the league in allowing assists with 65 relinquished this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wizards walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 104-90 when they played the Nets. The Wizards pulled down 43 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 53 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 5 steals in this game. The Nets had 9 personal fouls for the game which got the Wizards to the free throw line for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. In relation to three-point shots, Washington buried 9 of their 39 attempts (23.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Wizards went 33 for 95 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.7%. The Wizards permitted the Nets to bury 40 out of 94 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.6% for the game. They finished shooting 28.6% from distance by connecting on 10 of 35 and ended up going 14 of 17 at the free throw line (82.4%). In relation to team rebounding, Washington allowed Brooklyn to collect 47 in total (7 offensive).
Daniel Gafford pitched in for the Wizards for the matchup. He converted 4 out of 8 for this contest for a rate of 50.0%, and added 5 rebounds. Gafford earned 13 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood, but went home with no dimes.
Washington has a mark of 2-1 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are hitting on 43.7% from the field, which ranks them 22nd in basketball. Washington has totaled 323 pts so far this year (107.7 per contest) and they snag 47.3 boards per game. They are getting an assist 20.0 times per game (28th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per game. The Wizards have committed 18.3 fouls per game and they go 83.1% from the free throw line. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.0. The Washington defense concedes 31.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (32 of 103) and opponents are connecting on 76.3% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 21.7 assists and 50.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 8th and 24th in basketball. They have forced 13.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (6th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+2.5)
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