NBA: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 1/13/2024

NBA: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction 1/13/2024

The Washington Wizards (6-31) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (15-22) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on BSSE. Both the Wizards and Hawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

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The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Wizards conveyed a message to the Pacers with a score of 112-104. As the second half got underway, the Wizards were leading by a score of 55-54.

As they prepare to take on the Hawks, the Wizards come in with a 6-31 record and are looking to snap their six game losing skid. Currently, the team is in 14th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Southeast Division.

Washington comes in with an overall ATS record of 17-20 so far this season. On the road, the Wizards have an ATS record of 12-9 compared to a 5-11 record vs. the spread at home.

The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks is coming off a loss to the Pacers in their latest game, ending with a score of 126-108. Despite trailing at halftime by a score of 68-62, the Hawks picked up the win.

Looking ahead to the game vs. the Wizards, the Hawks will be trying to get back to .500 on the season. When playing at home, the Hawks are 6-10 compared to their 9-12 record on the road.

Atlanta has an overall ATS record of 9-28 as they come into today’s game. The Hawks have suffered three consecutive ATS losses when playing as underdogs, and they are 4-15 against the spread when they are the favorites.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Washington has recorded an average of 115.2 points per game (17th) throughout 37 games games.

The Wizards are the NBA’s top-ranked team in pace, averaging 102.5 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, they are 17th in the league at 115.2 points per game. On the road, Washington is averaging 114.1 points per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Wizards are 12th in the NBA at 47%. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 22nd in the league at 35%.

So far this season, Washington has outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.1% of their games. In terms of assists, the Wizards are 10th in the league at 27.5 per game.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

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Leading up to today’s matchup, the Hawks are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 122.3 points per game (4th).

This season, the Hawks are one of the top offensive teams in the league, averaging 122.3 points per game (4th). At home, they are scoring 124.8 points per game.

Atlanta is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, making 13.9 threes per game (7th). Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

So far, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 67.6% of their games. When it comes to pace, they are 5th in the league at 101.6 possessions per game.

Wizards Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 125.9 points per contest. 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.

Hawks Team Defense

On defense, the Hawks are ranked 29th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 81.1% of their games. For the season, Atlanta is ranked 22nd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 22.6 free-throws per game vs. the Hawks and have an overall field goal percentage of 50.7%.

Key Players For The Wizards And Hawks

In today’s game, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma leading the scoring for the Wizards, contributing 20 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 22.2 points per game, along with 6.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Trae Young to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 42.4% and is averaging 27.4 points per contest.

Wizards vs Hawks Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Wizards offense has averaged 109 points per game while allowing an average of 126. Washington posted an overall record of 1-9 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Hawks offense has averaged 118 points per game while allowing an average of 131. Atlanta posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 0-3 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Wizards have an ATS mark of just 2-3 in their last five games. Washington posted a straight up mark of 0-5 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.

Wizards vs Hawks Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Wizards vs. Hawks game, our recommendation is to take the Wizards at +7. Despite our model showing the Hawks winning 116-110, we like Wizards as our point-spread pick.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 252 and our model has the Wizards and Hawks finishing with a combined 226 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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