Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks 2/8/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Washington Wizards vs Atlanta Hawks 2/8/23
Wed 8th March 2023

The Washington Wizards (31-34, 15-15 Home) welcome the Atlanta Hawks (32-33, 14-20 Away), who will be looking to snap their road losing streak, on Wednesday. Atlanta was narrowly defeated by the Miami Heat 130-128 at FTX Arena on Monday, their fifth consecutive loss away from home.

With 25 points, Trae Young was the scoring leader in the loss. Dejounte Murray added 23 points and eight assists. The Hawks are eighth in the Eastern Conference.

Washington is playing the second of a back-to-back after winning a close one yesterday at Little Caesars Arena, beating the Detroit Pistons 119-117. Bradley Beal had 32 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists, leading the team.

The Wizards are the 10th seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. After taking the only prior season matchup against Atlanta 119-116 at State Farm Arena on February 28, Washington will be pursuing a season sweep. Beal led the Wizards with 37 points and seven assists.

Young had 31 points in the loss. The Hawks have been led this season by Young, who is averaging 26.6 points per game. Young also has dished 10.1 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Clint Capela is grabbing 11.3 rebounds.

Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Kuzma have supplied much of the Wizards’ offense, averaging 22.9 and 21.4 points per game, respectively. Porzingis also has averaged 8.6 rebounds per game. Monte Morris has doled out 5.3 assists per game.

The Wizards have found success in the last 10 matchups between the teams at Capital One Arena, winning six. Meanwhile, the Wizards are 7-5 this season when playing two days in a row and 4-4 in such games against rested opponents.

The Hawks are 8-3 with a rest advantage. Atlanta is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.5 (122.7-120.2). Washington has also split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 113.4 points per game on average while holding opponents to 113.3 (+0.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
John Collins: 12.6 | 20.7 | -8.1
Rebounds per game:
John Collins: 2.6 | 6.7 | -4.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Delon Wright: 20.2 | 14.4 | +5.8
Rebounds per game:
Kyle Kuzma: 4.3 | 7.3 | -3.0
Assists per game:
Delon Wright: 6.6 | 3.9 | +2.7

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Washington Wizards (+115)

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