Hawks vs. Wizards Prediction
The Washington Wizards lost for the fourth time in their past six games on Saturday and have struggled without point guard John Wall. That said, will the Wizards put together a solid game tonight and cover as a home favorite versus the Atlanta Hawks?
7:00 p.m. ET, Monday, February 4, 2019
Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Wizards are 6-point favorites to beat the Hawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 233 points and as of this writing, 75% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wizards to cover the point spread.
Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin
Trae Young got hot late against the Suns during a 118-112 win on Saturday, scoring 27 points with seven rebounds, eight assists and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes. After just 10 points in the first three quarters, Young went nuclear in the final 6:50 with 17 points. He has been a star closer in the fourth over his last seven with 8.4 points in just 9.1 minutes (33.2 per 36) with a 69.1 TS% and a 28.9 usage rate. He becomes the first rookie in NBA history with five straight games of 23-plus points and eight-plus dimes. He'll have his bad games, but it's not crazy to think Young could be an early-round player going forward.
Washington Wizards Fantasy Spin
Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 24 points Saturday vs. the Bucks, shooting 8-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line, while also accounting for four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one three-pointer in 37 minutes. Beal has scored 20 points or more in six straight and 14 of his last 15 games. In January the All-Star guard averaged 27.6 points, 6.1 assists, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game, shooting 46.2% from the field, 39.1% from three and 81.6% from the foul line. Asked to do much of the heavy-lifting in the aftermath of John Wall’s season-ending injury, Beal has been a top-15 player in nine-category leagues for the entire season.
NBA Betting Trends
The Hawks are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
The Wizards are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous contest.
The Wizards are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games, are 11-5 against the number in their last 16 games overall and have covered the spread in six of their last seven games coming off a double-digit loss at home. So yes, Washington has struggled but the Wizards have still been profitable at the betting window of late. The Hawks, meanwhile, are winless at 0-4 against the spread in their last four games coming off a win.
Monday NBA Prediction: Washington Wizards -6