Game 3 Hawks vs. Wizards Betting Preview

May 7, 2015 NBA Basketball

man dunking basketballNow with the 2014-15 NBA Playoffs underway in the Eastern Conference and now in the 2nd Round and Game 3 with the No.1 seed Hawks of Atlanta playing the No 5 seed Wizards of Washington on Saturday the 9th of May 2015 with the Game No.3 being played at the Verizon Center in Washington, District of Columbia with tip-off scheduled for 5:15 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.

The opening Vegas odds have the Wizards of Washington favored at -1 ½ -110 and the Total at 200 ½ and -125 on the Money Line, while the Hawks of Atlanta on the comeback are +1 ½ and +105 on the Money Line. Recapping the 1st 2 games of this 7 game series, in the 1st Game on Sunday the 3rd of May in Atlanta the Wizards beat the Hawks 104-98 in Atlanta, while in the 2nd Game also in Atlanta the Hawks beat the Wizards 106-90.

After this 3 Game in Washington on Saturday the 9th of May at 5:15 PM ET, while the 4th Game is on Monday the 11 of May also in Washington at 7:15 PM ET. The 5th Game moves back to Atlanta on Wednesday the 13th of May with the time TBD. Then the 6th Game (if needed) is to be played on Friday the 15th of May in Washington while the 7th and Final Game (if needed) will be played in Atlanta on Monday the 18th of May 2015 with the Wizards at the Hawks.

In the 2nd game the Wizards were without J. Wall and the Hawks took advantage of that and won that game and tied the series at 1-1, and thus the No. 1 seed Hawks of the Eastern Conference are seeking to win this game 3 and take a lead in this series on Saturday. The real question is can the Hawks win on the road in Washington?

If you’re an avid Hawks of Atlanta fan and Bet on NBA at SBG Global or other sportsbooks, your team provided their 1st win in the second game in the 2nd round at home over the Wizards this past Tuesday the 5th of May 106-90. Now the Hawks take the big bird in the sky to D.C and there in the last 3 games they played with the Wizards their record is 2-0-1 in D.C. Their team offense in that 2nd game showed a definite improvement over the 1st opening game as in that 1st game they only shot 37.7 percent and in the 2nd game on this past Tuesday they shot 43.6 %. One point that has been good for the Hawks in both the 1st 2 games was the excellent passing which resulted in 30 assists in game 2 and 27 assist in game 2, which gives them more open shots, and that they should take advantage of as the move into this game 3 and the rest of the series.

If you’re a fan of the Wizards of Washington you saw your team try to win a game without their star point guard J. Wall who was on the bench due to a wrist injury and they ended losing the game to Atlanta as they had wanted to take a 2-0 series lead, but that did not happen. However, now they head home where in the ultimate 10 games at home they are 5-4-1 against the spread and 8 and 2 straight up.

The Wizards replacement of Wall was R. Sessions who had a good game with 21 points but he still is not answer as Wall is a great and better defender than sessions. Wall should be back in the lineup for this coming game on Saturday and will be welcomed as to date in the playoffs he has averaged some 12.5 assists and 17.6 points in those games when present. In their last 5 home games Washington is 4 and 1 straight up, but the experts are predicting the Hawks will be the Wizards on Saturday 106-102 and take a 2-1 game lead in the series.

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