The Atlanta Hawks are favored in basketball betting on Thursday as they host the Washington Wizards in a game that can be seen on TNT. The Hawks have hit the skids of late, losing 7 of their last 9 games. Atlanta has been a money burner at home in NBA basketball betting as they have yet to cover the spread in their eight home games.
Hawks 0-8 ATS at Home
This is not the same Atlanta team of a year ago. Let’s get that out of the way first. The Hawks ran their head coach Mike Woodson out of town and now they are a lazy team that only shows up sometimes under Larry Drew. The Hawks are not disciplined and they get outworked most of the time. They have yet to beat a winning team this season but in this game they do get a Washington team that has a losing record. It is tough to make any case for Atlanta though against the odds at Sbgglobal as they are 0-8 against the spread at home this season.
Wizards and Wall
The Wizards got John Wall back into the lineup on Tuesday and he was great as he had 25 points in 35 minutes of action. He got some help on Tuesday from JaVale McGee who had 24 points and 18 rebounds in Washington’s overtime win over Philadelphia.
Wizards 2-4 ATS on the Road
You would like to make a case for the Wizards in this game but they are just 2-4 against the spread on the road this season. And it should also be noted that Washington has yet to win two games in a row this season. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. They are 9-28 ATS in their last 37 vs. the Southeast. The Wizards are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings against Atlanta.
Basketball Betting Trends
The Wizards don’t have many good trends as we just noted but neither do the Hawks. They are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 1-5 against the NBA basketball betting odds in their last 6 vs. the Southeast. The Hawks are 1-11 ATS in their last 12 home games. If you are looking at the total, the Under is 18-8 in the Wizards last 26 road games. The Under is 10-3 in the Hawks last 13 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.