The Atlanta Hawks (45-42) host the Washington Wizards (52-35) in Game 6 of an Eastern Conference playoff series that will take place at the Philips Arena in
Atlanta, GA at 7:30 PM ET. The Hawks are a 3-point home favorite with a total sitting at 210.
The Wizards have a 3-2 lead in this series.
In Game 5 of this series in Washington the Wizards beat the Hawks 103-99 to take the 3-2 series lead. In the game the Wizards played solid defense and they held the Hawks to 40.9% shooting while shooting 45.1% from the floor. Bradley Beal lead Washington in the game scoring 27 points on 11-22 shooting, but he missed eight of his nine 3-pointers. Fellow guard John Wall went for 20 points and 14 assists and while C Marcin Gortat only had five points on 1/6 shooting he had 10 rebounds and blocked three shots. The Wizards have failed to cover in the last three games of this series and on the season against the spread they are 44-42-1. In the last three games of this series the O/U record is 1-1-1 and Washington’s O/U record on the season is 53-33-1.
The Hawks lost Game 5 with poor shooting and it also did not help their cause that they had four more turnovers. Dennis Schroder was the high scorer for the team going for 29 points and he had 11 assists and Paul Millsap had 21 points and 11 rebounds. These two players were 18/37 from the floor while the other three starters were a combined 12/32. Atlanta did not get much production from the bench in the game with no reserve going for more than six points. The Hawks have covered the spread in the last three games in this series and for the season they have an ATS record of 42-45. For this series the O/U record is 2-2-1 and on the season Atlanta has an O/U record of 34-50-3.
This season the Wizards are 19-24 on the road and on offense rank 5th in ppg, tied for 8th in 3-pt FG%, and 12th in free throw percentage. On defense they rank 21st in ppg allowed, 19th in 3-pt FG% allowed, and 1st in free-throw percentage allowed.
The Hawks are 25-18 at home this season and on offense they rank 22nd in the league in ppg, 23rd in 3-pt FG%, and 28th in free throw percentage. On the defensive side of the ball Atlanta ranks 10th in ppg allowed, 16th in 3-pt FG% allowed, and 16th in free-throw percentage allowed.
Including this series the Wizards have won six of nine games against the Hawks this season. So far in this series the home team has won every game. In Game 5 the Wizards beat the Hawks 103-99, failed to cover the spread as a 6-point favorite, and the total went under.
Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
- The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games
- The Wizards are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss
- The Hawks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games
- The Hawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall
- The home team is 4-1ATS in the last 5 games between these teams
- In the last 6 games between these teams in Atlanta the Over record is 4-1-1
Washington Wizards at Atlanta Hawks Prediction
The home side has won every single match in this playoff series and all but one of the nine games this season. The Hawks were easy winners in both games played at Philips Arena in this series and including Wednesday’s loss in Washington have covered three straight.
Take the Atlanta Hawks -3
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