Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 11/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, November 1, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBC Sports Washington Plus
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+5.5)
The Washington Wizards (5-1) are traveling to State Farm Arena on Monday where they will meet the Atlanta Hawks (3-3). Washington is 5.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 224.
The Wizards faced off with the Celtics and took home the win by a score of 115-112 in their last game. Washington ended with a 36.5% FG percentage (38 of 104) and converted 10 out of their 36 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Wizards converted 29 of 36 attempts for a rate of 80.6%. In reference to rebounding, they collected 62 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 19 assists in this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about the defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 41.1% from the floor on 44 out of 107 shooting. Boston doled out 54 assists and had 23 steals in this game. In addition, Boston pulled down 46 rebounds (8 offensive, 38 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Boston went 88.0% at the charity stripe by making 22 of their 25 attempts. They also buried 2 out of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter.
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Bradley Beal is someone who came through in this game. He recorded 36 points on 12 out of 32 shooting. He played for 46 minutes played and also collected 7 boards. Beal walked away from this one shooting 37.5% from the field and also distributed 6 assists.
Washington comes into this one with a record of 5-1 on the campaign. The Wizards are hitting 32.7% on shots from distance (65 of 199) and 80.1% from the free throw line. They average 112.7 points per outing (7th in the league) while going 44.0% from the field. They are giving up possession 13.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 18.8 fouls every game. As a team, Washington is collecting 50.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 123 dimes so far this year, which is 21st in basketball in terms of passing. On the defensive end of the court, the Wizards are able to force 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 21.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 16th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 132 conceded so far this season. The Wizards defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.2% (251 of 568) and they surrender 47.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are surrendering 27.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 17th in the NBA in points per game allowed (108.5).
For their last game, the Hawks took a loss by a score of 122-94 when they played the 76ers. The Hawks earned 29 defensive boards and 20 offensive boards for a total of 49 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 19 times, while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The 76ers had 12 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Atlanta knocked down 8 out of 22 attempts (36.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 36 out of 95 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.9%. The Hawks allowed the 76ers to make 46 of their 86 attempts from the field which had them shooting 53.5% in the matchup. They went 31.6% from three-point range via 12 out of 38 and ended up going 18 of 19 from the free throw line (94.7%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Atlanta allowed Philadelphia to get 32 in all (5 offensive).
Cam Reddish ended up being a factor for the Hawks in this contest. He made 7 of 14 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Reddish scored 16 points in his 20 mins of playing time and earned 1 assist in this matchup.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 3-3 this season. The Hawks are responsible for committing 17.5 fouls per game and they go 75.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per game (10th in the league) and they turn it over 13.5 times per contest. Atlanta has earned 637 pts this year (106.2 per game) and they collect 50.8 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which ranks 13th in the league. The Hawks on defense are ranked 13th in basketball in PPG allowed with 105.8. They have forced 11.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (11th in basketball). The Atlanta defense concedes 30.7% on shots from 3-point land (65 of 212) and opponents are connecting on 84.1% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 23.2 dimes and 45.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 17th and 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington (+5.5)
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