Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards 2/28/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards 2/28/23
Tue 28th February 2023

The Washington Wizards (28-32, 14-19 Away), one of the league’s top shooting defenses, head to face the Atlanta Hawks (31-30, 17-12 Home) on Tuesday. Washington was dominated by the Chicago Bulls 102-82 at United Center on Sunday.

Bradley Beal was the scoring leader in defeat with 18 points. Daniel Gafford chipped in with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Wizards are 10th in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta won a close one on Sunday at State Farm Arena, beating the Brooklyn Nets 129-127.

Trae Young had 34 points and eight assists, carrying the team. The Hawks are eighth in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season.

Atlanta won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 118-103 triumph in their last meeting at State Farm Arena in April 2022, their third straight head-to-head victory. Young led the Hawks with 30 points and 11 assists.

Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points and 18 rebounds in the losing effort. The Wizards have been led this season by Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma, who are averaging 22.8 and 21.2 points per game, respectively. Porzingis also has grabbed 8.6 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, Monte Morris is dishing 5.3 assists per game.

Young (27.0 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Hawks on offense. He ranks as the ninth-highest scorer in the NBA. Young also has distributed 10.2 assists per game, third-most in the league. Clint Capela has averaged 11.2 rebounds per game.

Foes are shooting 46.5% from the field against the Wizards, ranking as one of the NBA’s toughest FG% defenses (5th). The Hawks have had the advantage in the Wizards’ last 10 visits to State Farm Arena, winning seven.

In the last 10 games, Washington is 4-6 with an average margin of -0.7 (113.2-113.9). Atlanta has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 120.7 points per game on average while holding opponents to 117.7 (+3.0 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Monte Morris: 7.8 | 10.4 | -2.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Saddiq Bey: 9.8 | 14.5 | -4.7
Rebounds per game:
John Collins: 3.0 | 7.0 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Dejounte Murray: 4.4 | 6.1 | -1.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Atlanta Hawks -7.5 (-110)

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