Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/6/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (19-44) at Washington Wizards (22-39)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards -3 -- Over/Under: 244.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 111.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 119.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.8 points and 9.4 assists while John Collins is averaging 21.4 points and 10.3 rebounds. De'Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Huerter is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four straight road games.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 120.2 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.4 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.1 points and 4.6 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog, 11-26 ATS in their last 37 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Wizards are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss. The over is 38-18 in Hawks last 56 overall. The over is 5-2 in Wizards last 7 overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Washington.
Instead of trying to figure out which of these teams gets a rare victory, I'm going to side with the over in a matchup between two of the worst defensive teams in the league. When the Hawks and Wizards met back in late January, they combined for 285 points. The Wizards are allowing 49.2 percent shooting from the field and 39.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Hawks are allowing 49.1 percent shooting from the field and 39.3 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. There's no defense here at all. Large number, but I'm siding with the over anyway.