Wizards vs. Hawks Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Washington. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wizards are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 214 points. Washington opened as a 4.5-point fave, while the over-under has gone up from 213.
Who the Public Likes: Washington. As of Saturday morning, 76 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Wizards.
Injury Report: Wizards guard Sheldon Mac is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon. For the Hawks, forward DeAndre Bembry is out until mid-February with a groin strain.
Who the Trends Like: The over is 12-4-1 in the last 17 meetings in Atlanta, but the under is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings overall. Washington is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games overall.
Who We Like: The Wizards have been playing poorly lately, but perhaps a meeting at the fatigued Hawks will help them turn a corner. The Hawks played last night and lost 121-110 at Charlotte, while they turn around facing a hungry Washington team focused on getting a win after dropping its last two games and four of the last five. Look for Bradley Beal to get hot from long range, while John Wall takes the notoriously poor defender Dennis Schroder to the cleaners. Don't be scared to bet Washington here
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -5.5