At 7:30 ET, the Atlanta Hawks (-288) will host the Washington Wizards (+234) in an Eastern Southeast division matchup. The over/under line for this game is 252 points.

Currently, the Wizards are on a six-game losing streak and are 14th in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, the Hawks are 11th in the East and are favored by 7 points.

WASHINGTON WIZARDS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Wizards +7

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-110 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.8% and knocking down 12 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for Washington?

This season, the Wizards have an overall record of 6-31 and have lost six straight games. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 14th place and 5th in the Southeast Division.

As the underdog, Washington has a record of 6-30 straight up and 17-19 ATS. Today, they are 7-point underdogs and have gone 2-6 vs. non-conference opponents. On the road, they are 3-18 and have an average scoring differential of -11.1 PPG.

Against the spread, the Wizards have covered in two straight games and have an overall ATS record of 17-20. Their O/U record for the season is 20-17, and the under has been the result in six straight games.

In their last game, the Wizards lost to the Pacers by a score of 112-104. They were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game, giving them an ATS win. The game’s total of 216 was below the over/under line of 251.5.

This season, the average over/under line in Wizards games is 241.5, which is lower than today’s line of 252. In 34 of their 37 games, the over/under line has been lower than 252.

When it comes to scoring, the Wizards are 17th in the NBA with 115.2 points per game. However, when playing on the road, they are averaging 114.1 points per game.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are the fastest team in the league at 102.5 possessions per game.

Washington’s offense is 12th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are shooting 35% (22nd). In terms of free throws, the Wizards are 24th in both attempts and makes.

On defense, the Wizards are ranked 30th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 78.4% of their games. Washington struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Pacers, giving up 13. For the game, Indiana scored 112 points in the game.

Does Atlanta Stand a Chance at Home?

At 15-22, the Hawks are in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 5-4 compared to 10-18 against other teams in the East.

As the home team, the Hawks are 6-10 straight up and 3-13 against the spread. When playing at home, they have an average scoring differential of -1.8 points per game. On the road, their ATS record is 6-15.

For the season, the Hawks have been the favorite in 19 of their 37 games, going 10-9 straight up and 4-15 vs. the spread. As the favorite, their average scoring differential is +0.5 PPG.

Today, the Hawks are favored by 7 points and have an average scoring differential of -4.2 PPG in their 18 games as the underdog. They have also failed to cover the spread in three straight games as the underdog.

In their last game, the Hawks lost to the Pacers by a score of 126-108. The combined scoring in the game was 234, which was below the over/under line of 251. This season, the under is 18-14 in their games.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the best teams in the league, averaging 122.3 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 124.8 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 67.6% of their games.

Atlanta’s offensive style is centered around their three-point shooting, as they are 6th in the league in three-point attempts. So far, they have made 13.9 threes per game, which is 7th in the NBA. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 17th at 46%.

One area where the Hawks have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 5th in the league in free-throw attempts and are making an average of 20.4 free throws per game. In terms of assists, Atlanta is 18th in the NBA with 26 per game.

At this time, the Hawks’ defense is positioned 29th in the NBA, permitting 124.0 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Hawks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 58.3% and allowing 39.3% from beyond the arc.