The Washington Wizards (34-45) have missed the play-in spot and now take on the Atlanta Hawks (40-39) at the State Farm Center on Wednesday.
The Wizards are on a horrible 2-8 run in their last ten games and are facing a three-game losing streak. In their previous outing, Washington lost 140-128 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Kendrick Nunn was the most impressive player for the Wizards, who came off the bench and scored 24 points while playing only 22 minutes. However, it wasn’t enough as Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with a 28-point performance, followed by Jrue Holiday, who contributed 26 points. Brook Lopez also added 20 valuable points.
The Wizards will now face the Atlanta Hawks, who are about to seal the 8th spot and qualify for the playoffs. The Hawks are on a two-game winning streak, 6-4 in their last ten games. Their latest was a 123-105 win over the Chicago Bulls, which was led by Bogdan Bogdanovic (26) in the absence of Trae Young. Saddiq Bey had another impressive game where he scored 18 points in the win, while Dejounte Murray had 17. With a win tonight, they can almost confirm their 8th seed.
Fixture: Washington Wizards @ Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 5, 7:00 p.m ET
Venue: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks: Injury Report
The Wizards have a long list of injuries at the moment. Bradley Beal is doubtful for tonight’s game due to a knee injury, while Kristaps Porzingis is doubtful because of illness. Delon Wright has been listed as questionable due to illness, whereas Monte Morris is doubtful with an ankle problem. Kyle Kuzma is also doubtful with a knee injury, and Deni Avdija has been ruled out due to an elbow injury.
As for the Hawks, Trae Young is again questionable because of illness, and De’Andre Hunter is doubtful with a knee injury.
|Bradley Beal||Washington Wizards||Doubtful||Knee|
|Kristaps Porzingis||Washington Wizards||Doubtful||Illness|
|Delon Wright||Washington Wizards||Questionable||Illness|
|Monte Morris||Washington Wizards||Doubtful||Ankle|
|Kyle Kuzma||Washington Wizards||Doubtful||Knee|
|Deni Avdija||Washington Wizards||Out||Elbow|
|Trae Young||Atlanta Hawks||Questionable||Illness|
|De’Andre Hunter||Atlanta Hawks||Doubtful||Knee|
Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks: Betting Odds
|Washington Wizards||+400||+10.5 (-110)||O 233.5 (-110)|
|Atlanta Hawks||-500||-10.5 (-110)||U 233.5 (-110)|
Wizards: F Corey Kispert, F Anthony Gill, C Daniel Gafford, G Jonathan Davis, G Jordan Goodwin
Hawks: F Saddiq Bey, F John Collins, C Clint Capela, G Dejounte Murray, G Bogdan Bogdanovic
Washington vs. Atlanta: Betting Prediction
The Hawks have a 2-1 lead over the Wizards this season. They now have a brilliant chance at home to end the series 3-1, as their 23-16 home record gives them a definite advantage. On top of that, the Wizards are just 16-24 on the road. Their main players are injured right now, making their away trip even more difficult. Offensively, the Hawks are too strong, fourth in the league, averaging 118.1 ppg, while the Wizards are 21st, averaging 113.2 ppg. Defensively, the Wizards are slightly better, conceding 114.2 ppg, 17th in the league, whereas the Hawks are 24th overall, conceding 117.9 ppg.
Expect the Hawks to have a fun outing and be able to cover the spread at home.