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Hawks Host Wizards in Potential Play-In Matchup

Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks

At the onset of the week, the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards were in NBA betting postseason position.  However, the Hawks and Wizards are in the play-in slots.  And both teams will likely be stuck there when the 2023 NBA Playoffs begin unless they fall back and miss the postseason altogether.  Last week the Atlanta Hawks made a coaching change to try and jumpstart their lackluster campaign.  While the Wizards have the Chicago Bulls breathing down their necks for the final play-in position.  Hence, gamblers can expect more intensity than usual in Tuesday’s tilt from Atlanta.  

NBA Betting:  Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks Information

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
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Wizards vs. Hawks CashBet Wagering Analysis

It is true that neither of these teams are popular best sportsbook online brands.  Oddsmakers realize this and will offer a realistic line.  There will not be any overt public influence on either side of this matchup.  Washington is slightly in the red for this season.  In comparison, the Hawks are among the worst values on the board in 2022-23.  Namely, Quin Snyder has been named the new Atlanta head coach.

At the beginning of the week is excitement about the arrival of Quin Snyder.  During his time as head coach of the Utah Jazz, Snyder produced consistently good teams that got into the playoffs.  Utah was respected for its strong defensive play under Snyder.  And that translates into what the Hawks need.  Correlate that Atlanta consistently ranks as one of the worst defensive teams in the Association.

Washington Fights to Hold Final Play-In Spot  

The Washington Wizards have covered four out of their last seven games.   Additionally, the Wizards have gone under the total in six of its previous eight matchups.  As a result, the Wizards are 28-32 straight up, 28-29-2 against the spread, and 27-30 over/under the total Washington is 10th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.  Washington is 15.5 games behind the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Overall, Washington ranks 20th for scoring offense, 7th for field goal percentage, 17th for 3-point field goal percentage, 15th for free throw percentage, and 14th for offensive rebounding.  At the same time Washington ranks 15th for scoring defense, 5th for field goal percentage permitted, 13th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 11th for defensive rebounding.

Namely, Bradley Beal leads the Wizards with 22.9 points and 5.2 assists per game.  Also, Kristaps Porzingis adds 22.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game.  Kyle Kuzma is another key Betting on NBA asset for Washington.  Kuzma brings 21.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest.

Snyder Inherits Underachieving Team

The Atlanta Hawks have covered three out of their last eight games.  Additionally, the Hawks have gone over the pro basketball betting total in three of its previous four matchups.  As a result, the Hawks are 31-30 straight up, 27-34 against the spread, and 35-26 over/under the total.  Atlanta is 8th in the Eastern Conference playoff standings.  In the Easter Conference playoff race, Atlanta is 13 games behind the Boston Celtics.

Overall, Atlanta ranks 8th for scoring offense, 11th for field goal percentage, 21st for 3-point field goal percentage, 4th for free throw percentage, and 12th for offensive rebounding.  At the same time, the Hawks rank 21st for scoring defense, 21st for field goal percentage permitted, 9th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 26th for defensive rebounding.

Trae Young leads the Hawks with 26.9 points and 10.2 assists per game.  Also, Dejounte Murray adds 20.9 points, 5,5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game.

Usually, a team will get a bit of a sugar rush when a new head coach arrives.  In fact, this happened to the Hawks when Nate McMillan was hired in mid-season in 2021.  Atlanta made the Eastern Conference Finals that year but never returned to such heights.

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In this situation, expect a strong NBA gambling effort by Atlanta for its new coach.

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