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2021 NBA Handicapping
(32-37) Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks (38-31)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards +230 | Hawks -290
NBA Betting Odds: Hawks -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 240.5
Wednesday, May 12th the Washington Wizards take on the Atlanta Hawks play for the second time in three days. Atlanta won 125-124 on Monday.
By virtue of the Wizards’ loss and Indy winning two in a row, Washington fell to 10th a full game back of the ninth-seeded Pacers.
As for the Hawks, they were one of the eight idle teams on Tuesday but benefitted by other results. With Miami’s win and New York’s loss, the trio is deadlocked with 38-31 records. Since Atlanta has a better divisional record they move up to fourth (for now).
Bradley Beal’s absence proved costly for Washington in the loss which felt like the Wizards were destined to win given the historic tenor of the evening.
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Russell Westbrook put his fingerprints all over the match delivering his 8,000 career assist early in the match. He ranks 12th all-time (8,012).
Yet, his greater achievement of the night was registering his 36th triple-double of the season (28 points, 21 assists, 13 rebounds). It was Westbrook’s 182nd triple-double of his career giving him the all-time record with one more than the Big O (Oscar Robertson).
Robertson held the record of 181 triple-doubles since 1974 and even with the current era of ball movement, the record was thought to be untouchable. For perspective – LeBron James has 99 triple-doubles in his career.
Beal remains out and will be re-evaluated prior to the match versus the Cavs on Friday but if the seeds are cemented prior don’t expect him back until the first postseason game.
Deni Avdija (leg) and Thomas Byant (torn ACL) are lost for the season.
De”Andre Hunter made his return to the hardcourt after missing 48 games this season and 24 in a row due to a knee injury. He logged 14 minutes collecting six points with three rebounds.
Trae Young led his squad with 36 points, nine assists, six rebounds along with six turnovers. John Collins offered 28 points eight rebounds, an assist, a steal plus two blocks.
Bogdan Bogdanovic added 25 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals while Clint Capella registered a double-double of 10 points and 22 rebounds.
While the starters feasted the bench struggled, producing only 19 points. Whereas Washington’s reserve unit scored 59 points.
Granted, Scott Brooks played five Wizards bench players between 15 and 31 minutes. In contrast, Nate McMillan also played five reserves with only playing 20 minutes (Gallinari – 21) while the rest played between seven and 14 minutes.
Kevin Huerter (hip soreness) is probable, Tony Snell (Achilles soreness) is questionable, Hunter will be held out while Cam Reddish (Achilles soreness) remains out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hawks are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Wizards are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 games.
Free Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Atlanta definitely has the deeper squad, but if McMillan relies so much on his starters it could play into the Wizards’ hands. No doubt, Westbrook will bring 100 percent effort.
Washington shot 51% from the field and 50% from deep but the Hawks shot 26 free throws in comparison to 11 for the Wizards.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards +6.5
NBA Free Prediction: Wizards 122 – Hawks 120 (Bet Now!)
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