The Wizards are 6-25 on the season and are entering today’s matchup having played three consecutive games at home. The Hawks are favored by 6.5 at Bookmaker and have a record of 12-19, the game can be seen on MNMT.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Hawks?

In the midst of four straight losses, the Hawks travel to take on the Wizards with an overall record of 12-19 this season. If they can pick up a win today, they will move into 10th place in the Eastern Conference, as they currently sit 11th.

So far, Atlanta has been the favorite in 14 of their 31 games, going 7-7 straight up in those games. They have also struggled against the spread on the road, posting a record of 6-12.

Their average scoring differential on the road this season is +.1 points per game. Going into today’s game, the Hawks have an average scoring margin of -1.6 points per game for the season as the favorite.

This year, the Hawks have gone 18-13 OU, and the over has gone 16-13 in their games with lower over/under lines than today’s line of 252.5. Their last game finished below the projected total of 252 points, as the Kings won by a score of 117-110.

Despite averaging 121.9 points per game, the Hawks fell below their average in their most recent game. Against the Kings, they scored 110 points and shot 39.4% from the field. Trae Young is the team’s leading scorer at 27.9 PPG, while Dejounte Murray is second at 20.2 PPG.

On average, the Atlanta defense is giving up 122.6 points per game (27th). Right now, they are on a 7 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Opponents are hitting 57.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.2% of their three-point attempts.

  • Trae Young (Probable) Knee
  • De’Andre Hunter (Out) Knee
  • Onyeka Okongwu (Doubtful) Illness
  • Mouhamed Gueye (Out) Back
  • Seth Lundy (Out) Ankle

Does Washington Have What it Takes at Home?

With a record of 6-25, the Wizards will look to pick up a win at home today as they take on the Hawks. Coming into the game, they are 6.5-point underdogs at home.

When looking at the standings, Washington is currently 14th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Southeast. Against other teams in the East, the Wizards have gone 4-20 compared to 2-5 in non-conference games.

So far, Washington has been the underdog in 30 of their 31 games, going 14-17 against the spread in those games. On average, they have an scoring margin of -9 as the underdog and have gone on to win just six games this season.

When playing at home, the Wizards have a scoring margin of -10.5 points per game on an average of 3 wins per game. Their home ATS record for the season is currently 3-10.

This season, the over/under record in their games is 17-14, but the under has hit in each of their last two games. So far, just two of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 252.5 points.

In their last game against the Nets, the Wizards put up 110 points and shot 50.5% from the field. They also made 15 three-pointers. Leading the way in scoring for the Wizards vs. the Nets was Kyle Kuzma with 26 points. Deni Avdija also added 21 points.

Looking at the Wizards defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 126.0 points per game (30th). Washington’s defense is currently forcing 13.5 turnovers per game, which is 21st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 17th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.1 rejections per game.

  • Danilo Gallinari (Out) Back
  • Tyus Jones (Questionable) Foot

Hawks vs. Wizards Pick

We’re backing the Hawks for a victory, with the projected score at 140-128. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Hawks at -6.5.

Pick: Take the Hawks at -6.5

The Total

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 252.5, and our model predicts the Hawks and Wizards to score a combined 268 points. We recommend betting on the over.

Pick: Go Over 252.5 points (-110)