Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks will look to ‘hold it down’ at home and avoid elimination when they host John Wall and the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their first round Eastern Conference quarterfinal matchup on Friday night.
Wall and the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards took a 3-2 series lead by beating the Hawks will look to duplicate their feet when they take on the fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 on Wednesday night. Now, let’s find out if Wall and the Wizards can get their second straight win and ATS cover after performing just as I predicted in Game 1. Find the latest NBA betting odds here.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Hawks Vs Wizards NBA Game 6 Betting Odds & TV Info
When: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: NBA TV, FSW, CNW
Live Stream: Watch NBA
NBA Odds: Atlanta -3 / Total: 210
The Hawk are 3-point home favorites while the total sits at 210 points when this game goes down on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET, live from Philip Arena in Atlanta while airing live on NBA TV.
Why Bet The Washington Wizards Odds at +3
The best reason on bet on the Wizards (52-35 SU, 44-42-1 ATS) in Game 6 is that they have a burning desire to prove they can play with anyone and a pair of all-stars in John Wall and Bradley Beal that have now clearly arrived as legitimate stars.
Beal scored a team-high 27 points while Wall added 20 points and 14 assists in Washington’s 103-99 win in Game 5 while Otto Porter added 17 points and Bojan Bogdanovic chipped in 14 points. Now, the Wizards are hoping to become the first team in this series to win on the road.
“We know that we just gave up two (games) while were (in Atlanta),” Beal said. “At home we have a different edge about ourselves and we’re more locked in. We have to have the same approach down in Atlanta.”
Why Bet The Atlanta Hawks Odds at -3
The best reason to bet on the Hawks (45-42 SU, 42-45 ATS) in Game 6 is that they have won both times this series at home and nearly upset Washington in Game 5. The Hawks got a game-high 29 points and 11 assists from blossoming point guard Dennis Schroeder in the loss.
Schroeder drained five threes in the game with his final one cutting Washington’s lead to 101-99 with 1:10 remaining, but the Hawks couldn’t finish as they missed their final two attempts from the field. Still, Schroeder is averaging an impressive 24.4 points and 7.2 assists in the series
“I think the confidence that he has, the aggressiveness and the competitiveness, all of those things rise this time of year on the road,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said of Schroeder. Paul Millsap added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks while Tim Hardaway Jr. chipped in 15. The Hawks say they plan on getting this series back to Washington for Game 7.
“We’ve got more business to take care of,” Hardaway said. “Get one on Friday, come back here and lay it all out on Sunday.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Hawks smacked the Wizards around in Games 3 and 4, winning both matchups by at least 10 point and I believe they’ll hold it down at home one more time to get the big win and AT cover in Game 6.
Washington is just 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record and 2-6 AT in its last eight road games. On the flip side of the coin, Atlanta has gone 5-0 ATS in their last five home games, 5-1 AT in their last six game following an ATS win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
Atlanta wins and covers!