Wizards at Hawks Prediction - NBA Picks 2/28/23

Atlanta Hawks (31-30) vs Washington Wizards (28-32)

Game Info: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks collide at the State Farm Arena on Tuesday night.

The Washington Wizards have been below their best lately as they’ve lost six of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting run over by the Bulls in a 102-82 road loss on Sunday. Bradley Beal led the team with 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, Daniel Gafford added 15 points with 11 rebounds while Delon Wright chipped in with 14 points on six of seven shooting. As a team, the Wizards shot just 42 percent from the field and six of 28 from the 3-point line as they got off to a decent start to take the narrow lead into halftime, but they fell to pieces in the second half and scored just 15 points in the fourth quarter to allow the Bulls to pull away and win easily in the end. Kyle Kuzma had a night to forget as he scored just 10 points on four of 18 shooting.

Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in decent form as they’ve won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after outlasting the Nets in a 129-127 win on Sunday. Trae Young led the team with 34 points and eight assists on 12 of 26 shooting, Dejounte Murray added 28 points while Bogdan Bogdanovic provided the spark off the bench with 22 points on seven of 11 shooting. As a team, the Hawks shot 50 percent from the field and 16 of 30 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 37 points in the first quarter to take the early lead, but they squandered an 18-point lead and needed a clutch shot from Trae Young at the buzzer to steal the game in the end.

Looking at the betting trends, the Wizards are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record. The Hawks are 16-35 ATS in their last 51 games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a losing road record.

Head to head, the over is 17-7-1 in the last 25 meetings in Atlanta.

The Wizards are going to be shorthanded again with Kristaps Porzingis listed as doubtful and Monte Morris labelled as questionable, while the Hawks don’t have a single player listed on the injury report. The Wizards have struggled to win games since Porzingis went down and they are coming into this one fresh off a bad loss to the Bulls where they managed just 82 points. The Hawks are coming into this game with a bit more momentum and they got big games out of Young and Murray to sneak past the Nets in a thriller on Sunday. Beal hasn’t been playing well enough to convince me that he can pick up the slack and carry his team offensively at the moment, so I’ll stick with the more consistent Hawks to stay hot with another win here.

Peter’s Pick Atlanta -6.5

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