An intriguing Eastern Conference battle helps get the Thursday NBA schedule underway when the Atlanta Hawks travel to take on the Washington Wizards. Both teams are off to a 3-1 start this season. They also both played and won on Wednesday night, with Atlanta knocking off the Pelicans 102-99, and Washington winning 116-107 over the Celtics.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m. ET in Washington D.C. Caesars Sportsbook lists Atlanta as a two-point road favorite, while the over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 222 in the latest Hawks vs. Wizards odds. Before making any Wizards vs. Hawks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Hawks vs. Wizards and just revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model's NBA picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Wizards vs. Hawks:
- Hawks vs. Wizards spread: Hawks -2
- Hawks vs. Wizards over-under: 222 points
- Hawks vs. Wizards money line: Hawks -130, Wizards +110
What you need to know about the Hawks
Atlanta made a surprising run toward the top of the Eastern Conference last year and the Hawks don't appear to be slowing to start this season. They opened the season with an impressive 113-87 blowout of the Mavericks, and though the competition hasn't been great since then, they've won two of their last three.
Trae Young is again the catalyst for Atlanta. He leads the team in scoring (26.5 ppg) and assists (9.3 apg). Small forward Cam Reddish has been a nice boost off the bench, averaging 15.3 points per game. Shooting guard Lou Williams is day-to-day with an ankle injury.
What you need to know about the Wizards
In addition to their 3-1 start, the Wizards are also 3-1 against the spread, only failing to stay within the spread as six-point underdogs against the Nets this past Monday. Washington revamped its roster over the offseason and some of the new acquisitions are playing a big part. Kyle Kuzma and Montrezl Harrell, who both came over in the Russell Westbrook trade with the Lakers, are averaging 13.8 and 17.8 points per game, respectively.
Spencer Dinwiddie, brought over in a sign-and-trade with Brooklyn, is leading the way with 19.8 points per game, edging out long-time Washington star Bradley Beal, who is averaging 19.7. Dinwiddie, however, is questionable for Thursday with a knee injury. Center Daniel Gafford (quad) is day-to-day.
How to make Wizards vs. Hawks picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the point total, projecting these two teams combine for 232 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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