The Washington Wizards (31-34) go up against Southeast rivals Atlanta Hawks (32-33) on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled at the Capital One Arena at 19:00 (EST). The Atlanta Hawks sit two positions ahead of the tenth-placed Washington Wizards to rank eighth in the Eastern Conference going into this contest. We’re now into the final leg of the regular season games, and it’s a win-or-bust scenario for every team. The Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks know a win here could be pivotal for their respective campaigns.
Washington Wizards VS Atlanta Hawks Betting expert picks
Washington Wizards VS Atlanta Hawks Moneyline
Go for the Washington Wizards to win (2.40) on the moneyline.
The Washington Wizards may have been triumphant in their last contest, but their recent performance has been a bit erratic. The hosts have gone 5-5 record in their last 10 games. They now go into their latest game as the +140 home underdogs. While -160 moneyline odds indicate there is a 62% chance of a Atlanta Hawks win, the away side’s recent form paints a different picture. The Atlanta Hawks have lost their last five road games and are coming off a 130-128 defeat to the Miami Heat.
This match has the makings of a straight win for the Washington Wizards. The hosts should be high on momentum after a buzzer-beating victory over the Detroit Pistons, while the Atlanta Hawks have dropped seven of their last ten road games.
Washington Wizards VS Atlanta Hawks Spread
Take the Washington Wizards +3.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Atlanta Hawks open up as the 3.5-point favorites over the Washington Wizards, according to the oddsmakers. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 8.5 points.
The Washington Wizards have failed to cover the spread in their last two games at the Capital One Arena. Their home record this season is 12-17-1 ATS. Against teams from the Southeast Division, the Washington Wizards have gone 12-13 ATS lately, averaging 101.0 points scored and 102.0 points allowed.
Away from home, the Atlanta Hawks failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games. Their road record this season is 15-19 ATS. The visitors are 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 5-5 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Washington Wizards VS Atlanta Hawks Total
Go for Total over 233 (1.91)
The past ten contests between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks were anything but boring. The total averaged 236.5 points and 224.4 points in the last five at Capital One Arena
The last three Washington Wizards games at the Capital One Arena went over. Their record at home is 18-11 O/U. Over was a winning bet in four of the last five games at home. The Washington Wizards have gone 6-4 O/U in their past 10 contests overall.
The Atlanta Hawks have gone 21-13 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 37-28 O/U. In the past five games, the Atlanta Hawks saw the total go over three times, averaging 245.0 points.
Washington Wizards VS Atlanta Hawks Betting trends
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- Moneyline (ML): Atlanta Hawks (-160) | Washington Wizards (+140)
- Against the spread (ATS): Atlanta Hawks -3.5 (-110) | Washington Wizards +3.5 (-110)
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards are on a four game winning run against Southeast opponents ahead of their latest divisional matchup. They previously came away with a 117-119 result against the Detroit Pistons, which gave them a 5-5 record across their past 10 matches.
The Washington Wizards are scoring 113.2 points on average in the NBA this season and 113.1 points at home. Compared to the rest of the league, the home defense ranks around the middle of the pack, restricting opponents to 113.3 points per game.
Last year, the Washington Wizards did not make it to the playoffs with a 35-47 record in the regular season, placing 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. This season, however, they have improved to a 31-34 record, good enough for the Eastern Conference’s 10th seed and a spot in the Play-In Tournament.
Monte Morris and Kyle Kuzma are both out injured for the Washington Wizards.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Atlanta Hawks aren’t in the best of shape at the moment after slipping to a 130-128 defeat to the Miami Heat last time out. To add insult to injury, they’ve lost their last five road matches. Their overall record for the last ten games is 5-5.
The Atlanta Hawks are scoring 117.1 points on average in the NBA this season and 117.2 points on the road. On the other side of the ball, the away team has been middle-of-the-pack in defense, giving up 120.8 points in the last five outings and 117.1 points on average for the season.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Atlanta Hawks hope to clinch another postseason berth. The visitors have gone 32-33 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s eighth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
The Atlanta Hawks have no reported injury concerns ahead of their latest matchup.
Washington Wizards VS Atlanta Hawks H2H history
On March 2023, the Washington Wizards won 116-119 against the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena in their last matchup. The Atlanta Hawks boast a 7-3 record against the Washington Wizards from their past ten contests, winning four out of ten times on the road.
The Washington Wizards managed an average of 116 points a game in their ten most recent outings against the Atlanta Hawks, who averaged 120.5 points.