Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Point Spread
- The Wizards are on a two-game winning streak but will be without Bradley Beal due to a hamstring strain.
- The Hawks are ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference, two games safe of Play-In position.
- The Hawks won their most recent meeting with the Wizards, 116 to 100.
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Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
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|Team||Point Spread||Total||Money Line|
|Washington Wizards||+6 (-110) |
|Atlanta Hawks||-6 (-110) |
Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions and Picks
The Wizards have come out the victor in two of their last three games through sheer force of will. With Bradley Beal unavailable, the Hawks will have the advantage on both ends of the court.
Atlanta Hawks def. Washington Wizards (-235)
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How to Watch Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
|Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks Information|
|Teams||Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks|
|Location||State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Time||7:30 PM EST, May 10th, 2021|
|How to Watch||NBATV|
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Head-to-Head: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks
|Washington Wizards||Head-to-Head||Atlanta Hawks|
|Scott Brooks||Head Coach||Nate McMillan|
|32-36 (9th in East)||Standing||37-31 (5th in East)|
|111.0 (19th of 30)||Off Rtg||115.5 (8th of 30)|
|113.1 (20th of 30)||Def Rtg||113.8 (22nd of 30)|
|104.1 (1st of 30)||Pace||97.3 (23rd of 30)|
Leaders (Per Game)
|B. Beal (31.4)||PPG||T. Young (25.4)|
|R. Westbrook (11.6)||RPG||C. Capela (14.3)|
|R. Westbrook (11.5)||APG||T. Young (9.5)|
|R. Westbrook (1.3)||SPG||C. Reddish (1.3)|
|D. Gafford (1.9)||BPG||C. Capela (2.1)|
|D. Gafford (.693)/B. Beal (11.2)||FG%/FGM||O. Okongwu (.637)/T. Young (7.7)|
|C. Winston (.471)/D. Bertans (2.9)||3P%/3PM||T. Snell (.565)/B. Bogdanovic (3.2)|
WAS: Who Can Step Up In Place Of Beal?
The Washington Wizards are not a defensively adept team. Through the recent two-game winning streak, the Wizards have won through sheer force of will and scoring effort. Without Beal in the lineup, the Wizards need to replace that production.
Of course, Russell Westbrook will need to continue scoring in bundles. But all eyes will be on forwards Rui Hachimura and Davis Bertans. The pair combined for 23 points on nine of 22 shooting in their last game against the Pacers.
The Wizards’ defensive issues make competing in this game without the 31.4 points that Beal provides difficult. But with the finishing ability of Hachimura and the shooting of Bertans, the Wizards aren’t lacking options.
Wizards Key Player: (G) Russell Westbrook
on the night he ties Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in NBA history, Russell Westbrook hits the game-winning free throws and then the game-saving block pic.twitter.com/gWYtuvgP2c
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) May 9, 2021
Carrying much of the Wizards’ load as they try to make the NBA Playoffs, former NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook continues to shine.
Another day, another triple-double. Westbrook is averaging 22.3 points, 18.3 assists, and 17.3 rebounds per game over his last four matches. He has the opportunity to beat Oscar Robinson’s triple-double record in this match.
Westbrook is a capable all-around player, but his shooting can come and go. While he’s converting on 45.2% of his shots in his last four games, he needs to remain efficient throughout the match to keep the Wizards competitive.
ATL: Don’t Waste Opportunities
The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of a loss to the Pacers where they squandered their offensive form by performing terribly on the defensive side of the ball.
In their last game the Hawks shot 51% from the field and 40% from three, scoring 126 points on the evening. Their scoring was futile though, as their opponent shot 62.1% from the field on 54 made field goals.
The Wizards are one of the most high-powered offenses in the NBA. Atlanta can’t afford to let them get going early, even if they’ll be missing their leading talent in Bradley Beal. While he’s more of an attacking option, Trae Young can’t be passive defending the point of attack.
Hawks Key Player: (G) Trae Young
— NBA (@NBA) May 2, 2021
Speaking of Trae Young, the Atlanta Hawks will be depending on him to lead the attack against the Wizards.
In his last match, Young posted 30 points and 10 assists on 10 of 19 shooting from the field. He was also perfect from the free-throw line, somewhat offsetting his 33% night from deep.
How Young runs the offence will determine if the Wizards can play their game. If Young goes shot for shot with the Wizards, they’ll keep the playoff hopefuls in range. But a methodical and efficient offensive night from Young and the Hawks could end the Wizards’ hopes early.
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