Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 5/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Atlanta Hawks (37-31) host the Washington Wizards (31-36) at State Farm Arena on Monday.
The Washington Wizards played the Toronto Raptors and earned the victory with a final of 131-129 in their last contest. Washington finished the contest having earned a 43.6% FG percentage (41 of 94) and made 13 of their 30 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Wizards buried 36 of their 43 attempts for a rate of 83.7%. With respect to rebounding, they earned 47 with 11 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 29 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 4 steals. In terms of the defense, Washington allowed the other team to go 44.8% from the field on 47 of 105 shooting. Toronto earned 23 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Toronto had 50 boards (18 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 6 blocked shots. Toronto finished shooting 77.8% when shooting free throws by burying 21 of their 27 attempts. They also knocked down 14 of their 38 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Bradley Beal is one player who came through for the matchup. He ended up with 28 points on 11 out of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 44:44 mins played and also snagged 5 rebounds. Beal went 50.0% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Wizards was Raul Neto. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 38:34 minutes on the hardwood. He finished 63.6% from the field for the contest by shooting 7-of-11 (25 points). When the final whistle blew, Neto tallied 3 assists.
Washington enters this contest with a win-loss record of 31-36 this season. The Wizards are hitting 35.2% from downtown (684 of 1,945) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 116.3 points per contest (4th in the NBA) while shooting 47.5% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 21.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Washington is snagging 44.9 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,707 assists so far this year, which ranks 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.2 personal fouls. The Wizards defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.1% (987 of 1,488) and they relinquish 45.9 boards per game as a unit. They are 13th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,635 conceded this year. They are giving up 37.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 30th in the league in PPG from their opponents (118.5).
When they last played, the Atlanta Hawks took a loss by a final score of 133-126 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Hawks earned 24 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in the game. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while recording 8 steals in this game. The Pacers were called for 19 fouls in this contest which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of them for a rate of 83.3%. In relation to 3-pointers, Atlanta made 15 of their 37 tries (40.5%). Overall, the Hawks went 48 out of 94 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.1%. The Hawks allowed the Pacers to knock down 54 of 87 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 62.1% in the game. They went 40.0% from three-point range by going 8 of 20 and ended up shooting 17 out of 19 from the free throw line (89.5%). In reference to rebounding, Atlanta allowed Indiana to pull down 36 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young pitched in for the Hawks for the matchup. He knocked down 10 of 19 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.6%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. Young racked up 30 points in his 35:08 mins of playing time and had 10 assists for the matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Atlanta was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He ended up with 2 assists in 38:57 minutes on the hardwood, and he shot 11 of 18 from the floor. Bogdanovic ended up shooting 61.1% from the field as well as totaling 28 points and 2 boards.
Atlanta has a win-loss mark of 37-31 on the year. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are shooting 46.6% from the field, which has them ranked 16th in the league. Atlanta has scored 7,701 points on the year (113.3 per game) and they average 45.2 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.1 times per contest (21st in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. The Hawks have committed 19.4 personal fouls every game and they go 81.2% from the charity stripe. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 14th in basketball in PPG given up with 111.6. The Atlanta defense gives up 35.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (806 of 2,306) and opponents are knocking down 80.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 24.2 dimes and 42.5 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 9th and 7th in the NBA. They are forcing 12.4 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (14th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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