On Friday, Capital One Arena will host a Southeast Division battle between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta is 33-33 overall and 15-20 on the road, while Washington is 31-35 overall and 15-16 at home. The clubs will face each other for the third time, and while their first two straight-up meetings ended up splitting, Washington covered in both games.
After winning a thrilling game against Washington on Wednesday, 122-120, the Hawks are hoping for another victory. Trae Young, the point guard for Atlanta, had another spectacular night, scoring 28 points and dishing out 10 assists for a double-double.
Young was one of seven Hawks who registered at least ten points, as opposed to only four for Washington. With new coach Quin Snyder, Atlanta is just 2-3 overall and 2-3 against the spread. In comparison to the rest of the NBA, the Hawks’ offense is a throwback because they lead the league in both made and attempted 2-pointers while finishing 28th in 3-point attempts.
With a 31-35 record, Washington has had an up-and-down season and currently holds the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference. In their 20 games during February and March, Washington has a 9-11 record. Wes Unseld, the head coach, is in his second year at Washington.
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In spite of losing to Atlanta, Kristaps Porzingis led Washington with a career-high 43 points. His 23.2 points per game are closely followed by Bradley Beal’s 23.3 points per game, which lead Washington, and Kyle Kuzma’s additional 21.5 points per game.
The Wizards’ inability to force turnovers contributes to their 20th-place defensive rating. In the NBA, they force 12.3 turnovers per game, which places them 29th. But Washington does a good job of protecting the paint as it ranks eighth in blocks per game, with Porzingis and Daniel Gafford both averaging at least 1.3 swatted shots per night.
Hawks vs Wizards Game Information
- Date: 03/10/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC.
- How to Watch Hawks vs Wizards : NBC Sports WA
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hawks vs Wizards Betting Lines
Hawks are -125 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $80. On the other side, Wizards are +105 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $105.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Hawks at a 55.56% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Wizards have 48.78% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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