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NBA Predictions: Wizards vs Hawks

NBA Basketball betting sees the Washington Wizards taking on the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides free NBA Basketball handicapping tips all season long.

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Washington Wizards (5-0) vs. Atlanta Hawks (4-3)
Tuesday, May 5th
8:00 PM ET
Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia)
NBA Basketball Betting Lines: Atlanta -6 (-105)
NBA Basketball O/U: 198
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The Washington Wizards are playing like their on a mission right now. Nobody has been able to solve the Wizards in the 2015 postseason as they bring their 5-0 record and 1-0 series lead into Tuesday’s matchup against the top seeded Atlanta Hawks.

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This is the 2nd straight season that Washington has stolen Game 1 from the top seed in the Eastern Conference. This time around, they’ll look to continue to momentum to a series win.

Washington Wizards

The Wizards have easily surpassed the 100 point mark in their last 4 playoff games. In 3 of those games, they’ve held the opponent to under 100 points. It’s been a fun first 5 playoff games for Washington as they have yet to be stopped, but they’ll look to learn from their 2014 mistakes as they try to steal both games in Atlanta.

Washington had their worst stretch of the season when Bradley Beal was sidelined. He proved just how vital he is to this lineup as he dropped in a playoff career high of 28 points in the Wizards 104-98 Game One win.

PG John Wall continued his dominant play as well as he went for 18 points and dished out 13 assists. Wall has had 10 or more assists in 4 straight games this postseason.

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The only concern this postseason thus far for Washington has been health. Bradley Beal sprained his ankle in Game One and John Wall continues to battle a hand injury, but both know what kind of roll and opportunity this team has and have both announced they will be playing in Game 2.

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks have showed moments that supported why this team won 60 games in the regular season. They’ve also shown moments where they raised some questions how they actually got to 60 wins. Game One was one of those questioning moments as they struggled from the field, and struggled to get key stops down the stretch in their loss.

In uncontested shots, Atlanta made just 15 of 49 taken.

PG Jeff Teague scored just 11 points and Kyle Korver shot just 3 of 11 from behind the arc in the contest. Both players are such a crucial part of this team that they won’t succeed unless both are on their A games.

Like usual, the most consistent player this postseason had another stellar performance as C Al Horford recorded a double-double with 17 points and 17 rebounds.

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DeMarre Carroll will look to continue his contributions as he dropped in 24 points in Game One and was the lone bright spot for the Hawks.

NBA Basketball Trends:

  • Wizards are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win.
  • Wizards are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southeast.
  • Hawks are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
  • Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.

Free 4* NBA Basketball Pick: Washington +6

The Hawks are essentially in a must win spot.

Atlanta 104, Washington 101

Expect this to be a close, back and forth game, with Atlanta winning, but not covering the number.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.