Betting on Atlanta Vs Washington Pro Hoops Lines

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,March 22, 2016 11:22, EST in

There are 6 different divisions in the NBA, and at this stage of the season, 5 of them are all but decided. The one division that is still totally wide open is the Southeast, where you have just a half game separating 1st from 3rd. The Atlanta Hawks had a chance to take control on Monday night when they faced the Washington Wizards at home, but they ended up losing in what was probably a bit of a surprise to a lot of NBA bettors. The good news for the Hawks is that they will get a chance to exact some revenge when they head to the nation’s capital on Wednesday night for the second of back to back games against the Wizards. The Hawks are well aware of just how difficult it is to beat the same team in consecutive games, so they have to feel a little confident heading into this one. If you feel confident that they can get the win, you can get your wager on at MyBookie.

Betting on Atlanta Hawks Vs Washington Wizards Pro Hoops Lines

When: Wednesday, March 23 at 7 PM EST
Where: Verizon Center, Washington
TV:
CSNB
Radio:
WCNN and WDCH
Live Stream: NBA Stream
NBA Odds:
TBA

Why bet on the Atlanta Hawks

The reason the loss to the Wizards was such a surprise was because of how well the Atlanta Hawks (41-30) have been playing coming down the stretch. Even with that defeat, the Hawks are still 8-2 in their last 10 games, and they are clinging to the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference, which would ensure them home court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. You do get the sense that Monday was just an off night for Atlanta, as it was only the second time in the last 10 games that they have given up more than 100 points. A better defensive effort on the road, where they are 18-17 this season, should be enough to get them the win. The Hawks are averaging 102.6 PPG, and are giving up 99.1 PPG.

Why bet on the Washington Wizards

The Monday night win for the Wizards (35-35) was a huge one, as it kept them just a game and a half back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They have now put together 5 straight wins, and look like a team that is ready to make a strong push for a postseason place in the final few weeks of the regular season. In order for that to happen, the Wizards are going to have to take advantage of the home games that they have remaining, as their losing road record suggests that they might not be able to get the job done there. They have split the two games with the Hawks this season, but both of those games were in the ATL. Washington are averaging 103.2 PPG, and are giving up 103.9 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Both of these teams are going very well at the moment, but for me, the outcome of this one comes down to how difficult it is to beat the same team twice in a row. That is why I like the Hawks to sneak the win on the road.

Atlanta Hawks 102 Washington Wizards 100