Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/4/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, March 4, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (28-33) host the Atlanta Hawks (29-32) at Capital One Arena on Friday.
The Hawks took the court against the Celtics and took a loss by a score of 107-98 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Hawks finished with 20 while the Celtics racked up 12 personal fouls. They buried 11 of 35 attempts from downtown. Boston shot 94.7% at the free throw line by making 18 of their 19 tries. On top of that, Boston totaled 36 rebounds (11 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Boston recorded 47 assists and had 27 steals in this matchup. Concerning defending, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 47.0% from the floor on 39 of 83 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists for the matchup as well as creating 8 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned 37 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hawks made 19 of 24 shots for a percentage of 79.2%. Atlanta ended the game having earned a 43.4% FG percentage (36 out of 83) and made 7 out of their 31 3-point attempts.
Trae Young is one guy who was a factor in this game. He ended up scoring 31 points on 12 out of 25 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and also collected 2 boards. Young walked away from this one shooting 48.0% from the field and also totaled 6 assists.
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Atlanta enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 29-32 on the year. They currently have an average of 112.2 points per contest (9th in the league) while going 46.8% from the floor. The Hawks are shooting 37.4% from downtown (762 of 2,036) and 80.4% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling in 44.3 boards per game and has earned 1,476 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 18th in the league in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Hawks are forcing their opponents into 12.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.5). The Hawks are allowing a shooting percentage of 46.5% (2,528 of 5,431) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,561 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 116-113 when they faced the Pistons. In relation to how they rebounded, Washington permitted Detroit to collect 29 overall (14 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 29.6% from distance by shooting 8 of 27 and walked away from this one shooting 19 out of 23 at the free throw line (82.6%). The Wizards allowed the Pistons to bury 43 of their 90 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.8% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Wizards went 41 for 82 from the field which had them shooting 50.0%. When discussing shots from distance, Washington made 13 of 26 tries (50.0%). They were able to make 21 of them for a rate of 80.8%. The Pistons had 12 fouls for the matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 6 steals in the matchup. The Wizards were able to pull down 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the game.
Kyle Kuzma was important for the Wizards for this game. He converted 7 out of 15 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 46.7%, and earned 9 rebounds. Kuzma racked up 21 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 6 dimes for this game.
Washington has a win-loss record of 28-33 on the year. The Wizards are committing 19.1 fouls per contest while shooting 78.1% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 24.2 times per game (13th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest. Washington has accounted for 6,564 points for the campaign (107.6 per game) and they collect 43.6 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Wizards are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 8th in the league.
The Wizards are ranked 17th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the floor (17th in the NBA). The Washington defense gives up 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (656 of 1,872) and opponents are converting on 79.8% of their foul shots. They relinquish 23.3 assists and 44.9 rebounds per game, which is 9th and 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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