The Atlanta Hawks aim to break their two-game losing streak as they travel to Washington D.C. for their first of two games against the Wizards. With three losses in their last four games, the Hawks have slipped below .500 for the first time in three weeks. Meanwhile, the Wizards are coming off a buzzer-beating victory over Detroit, bringing them closer to Atlanta in the Eastern Conference standings.
Atlanta has struggled recently, losing five of their last eight games and currently holding a 32-33 record for the season. They hope to even their record and face Washington again on Friday night. The team has struggled to maintain momentum this season and is currently in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, with Miami 2.5 games ahead of them, and Toronto and Washington in close proximity.
The Hawks rely heavily on their offense to win games, with Trae Young leading the team with 26.6 points and 10.1 assists per game. Dejounte Murray and De’Andre Hunter have also contributed significantly to the team’s scoring. However, they will face a Washington defense ranked No. 15 in the league, which allows 113.3 points per game.
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Washington had a decent start to the season but went through a rough patch where they lost 13 out of 14 games, causing them to drop in the standings. They have been streaky since then, with several five-plus game-winning streaks and two instances of three consecutive losses. The Wizards are currently in tenth place in the Eastern Conference, with Chicago closely trailing them. They rank No. 19 in scoring and will face an Atlanta defense ranked No. 21 in the league.
Bradley Beal leads the Wizards with 23.1 points and 5.4 assists per game, with Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma rounding out their big three. They hope to build on their buzzer-beating win against Detroit and narrow the gap between themselves and Atlanta in the Eastern Conference standings.
Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game Information
- Date: 03/08/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Capital One Arena.
- How to Watch Hawks vs Wizards: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hawks vs Wizards Betting Lines
Wizards are +135 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135. On the other side, Hawks are –155 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $64.52.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Wizards at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hawks have 69.70% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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