Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 5/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+6)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (38-31) will take on the Washington Wizards (32-37) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Atlanta as 6-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 239.5.
The Wizards played the Hawks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 125-124 in their last game. Washington wrapped up the game with a 51.0% field goal percentage (51 out of 100) and made 13 of their 26 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Wizards knocked down 9 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 81.8%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled 42 with 8 of them being offensive. They also recorded 28 assists for this game as well as creating 12 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about the defense, Washington allowed 47.9% from the floor on 46 of 96 shooting. Atlanta recorded 23 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. On top of that, Atlanta collected 55 rebounds (13 offensive, 42 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Atlanta finished the game shooting 88.5% from the free throw line by converting 23 of 26 shots. They converted 10 of 30 shots from downtown.
Russell Westbrook is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He was able to score 28 points on 10 of 22 shooting. He saw the court for 40:08 minutes and snagged 13 boards. Westbrook finished the game shooting 45.5% from the floor and also distributed 21 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Wizards was Rui Hachimura. He grabbed 3 rebounds in his 27:31 min played on the night. He finished the game shooting 47.4% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 9-of-19 (20 points). Overall, Hachimura wasn't able to get an assist.
Washington steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 32-37 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a group are committing 21.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is grabbing 45.1 boards per game and has tallied 1,761 dimes for the season, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Wizards are connecting on 35.2% on 3-pointers (706 of 2,003) and 76.6% from the charity stripe. They average 116.6 pts per game (4th in basketball) while hitting 47.5% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Wizards are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.2 fouls. They relinquish 37.3% on three-point shots while they are 30th in the league in PPG allowed (118.8). The Wizards defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 47.1% (1,012 of 1,529) and they relinquish 46.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 14th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,691 conceded this season.
In their win over Washington, the Hawks corralled 42 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 55 in this game. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Wizards earned 21 personal fouls in the game which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to knock down 23 of the free throw tries for a clip of 88.5%. When it comes to 3-point shots, Atlanta converted 10 of 30 attempts (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks finished the game shooting 46 out of 96 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.9%. The Hawks allowed the Wizards to make 51 of 100 tries from the floor which left them shooting 51.0% in this game. They finished the game shooting 50.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 13 of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 11 at the charity stripe (81.8%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Atlanta allowed Washington to snag 42 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Trae Young was important for the Hawks in this matchup. He buried 11 of 22 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 6 rebounds. Young had 36 points in his 36:37 minutes on the court and accounted for 9 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that was important for Atlanta was John Collins. He wrapped the game up with 1 assist in his 32:45 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 10 out of 14 from the floor. Collins ended up shooting 71.4% from the field and also totaling 28 points and 8 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 38-31 this year. Atlanta has accounted for 7,826 points this season (113.4 per game) and they grab 45.3 rebounds per contest. The Hawks are committing 19.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 81.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks 17th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 24.1 times per game (20th in basketball) and they are giving up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Hawks defensively are ranked 15th in the NBA in PPG surrendered with 111.8. They have forced 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (16th in basketball). The Atlanta defense surrenders 35.1% on 3-point attempts (819 of 2,332) and their opponents are connecting on 80.4% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.3 dimes and 42.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 11th and 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+6)
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