The NBA is back in action today as the Atlanta Hawks will clash with the Washington Wizards in our nation’s capital. Atlanta lost 122-115 at home by Houston in their last game Wednesday night. And on the other side, Washington was beaten123-89 on the road by Orlando.
Atlanta Hawks Form
The Hawks are heading into this game after a defeat in the game against the Rockets. Also, they are not having a good season as their young side is on the bottom of the Southeast Division, 19.5 games behind the Heat. As for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Atlanta is also on the bottom spot, with nine games behind the Nets for the final playoff spot. Also, their current record stands at 13 defeat in the last 15 games.
On the offensive side of the game, the Hawks scored an average of 107.7 points per game. And that record is enough for the 23rd spot in the league in scoring. Also, they have 42.3 boards per game combined with 23.1 assists per night.
And Atlanta is 29th in the league in scoring defence as they concede an average of 117.4 points per game this season.
Washington Wizards Form
The Wizards also suffered a defeat in their last game. However, they had won two straight, beating the Nuggets and Celtics at home. And now the Wizards are fourth in the Southeast Division, with 15 games behind the Heat for the division lead. As for the Eastern Conference playoff picture, Washington is placed on the 12th spot with 4.5 games behind the Nets for the final playoff spot. The Wizards have a solid season and there is more to come to form them.
On the offensive side of the game, the Wizards score an average of 114.9 points per game. And that record is enough for the 5th spot in the league in scoring offence. Also, they have an average of 42.2 boards per contest combined with 25.7 assists per night. As for the defence, they have the 30th which is the worst record in the league with 120.2 conceded points per night.
The Hawks are having a terrible season. It seems that their team is not up to the challenge year after year. Also, they have lost 13 of their last 15 games. On the other side, the Wizards are having an injury crisis. However, they are the better team and they are playing at home. Therefore, take Washington to win this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards on 1/9/2020 is: take Washington Wizards (Moneyline)
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