Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the site where the Washington Wizards will play the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
The Hawks took the court against the Wizards and went home with a win by a final score of 122-120 in their last game. In reference to fouls, the Hawks left the arena with 17 and the Wizards racked up 16 fouls. They also buried 12 of 29 attempts from distance. Washington shot 82.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 17 shots. Additionally, Washington had 39 rebounds (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Washington totaled 34 dimes and had 9 steals for this game. Concerning the defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 56.6% from the floor on 47 out of 83 shooting. They also distributed 26 assists for the contest as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 11 steals. Regarding rebounding, they compiled a total of 36 with 8 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Hawks made 20 of 26 attempts for a percentage of 76.9%. Atlanta finished the game with a 52.9% FG percentage (45 of 85) and buried 12 of their 29 shots from distance.
Trae Young is one player who was a factor for this game. He had 28 points on 11 of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes played and also totaled 4 boards. Young shot 78.6% from the field and also distributed 10 assists.
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Atlanta will enter this matchup with a record of 33-33 for the year. They are turning it over 12.8 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Atlanta is collecting 43.5 boards per game and is sitting with 1,630 dimes so far this season, which is 17th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Hawks are connecting on 35.4% on 3-pointers (708 of 2,001) and 81.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 117.2 pts per game (5th in the NBA) while hitting 48.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Hawks are able to force 14.5 turnovers every game and they draw 19.6 personal fouls. They are 16th in the league in giving up assists with 1,686 relinquished for the campaign. The Hawks are allowing a FG percentage of 48.0% (2,839 of 5,913) and they concede 44.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are conceding 35.2% from beyond the arc and they rank 21st in the league in PPG allowed (117.1).
When they last played, the Wizards took a loss by a score of 122-120 when they played the Hawks. The Wizards were able to collect 33 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game. They coughed it up 17 times, while recording 9 steals in the matchup. The Hawks committed 17 personal fouls for the game which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 82.4%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Washington made 12 of their 29 tries (41.4%). Overall, the Wizards walked away from this one shooting 47 out of 83 from the field which gave them a rate of 56.6%. The Wizards permitted the Hawks to bury 45 of 85 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 52.9% in this matchup. They finished 41.4% from beyond the perimeter by going 12 out of 29 and ended up shooting 20 out of 26 from the free throw line (76.9%). Regarding how they rebounded, Washington allowed Atlanta to grab 36 in total (8 offensive).
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Wizards in this game. Porzingis totaled 43 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accumulated 5 dimes for the matchup. He made 17 of 22 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 77.3%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 31-35 for the season. The Wizards are committing 18.9 fouls per contest and they hit 78.7% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 25.3 times per contest (12th in the league) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. Washington has scored 7,479 points this season (113.3 per contest) and they grab 43.9 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are connecting on 48.6% from the field, which ranks 7th in the league.
The Washington defense surrenders 36.0% on shots from distance (782 of 2,170) and their opponents are converting on 80.4% of their free throw shots. They allow 24.0 dimes and 42.5 boards per game, which is 7th and 10th in basketball. The Wizards are ranked 15th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 113.4. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (10th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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