Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game 5 Predictions and Picks

The series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards is all about the home court. The series is all tied at two games each and that makes the Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards game a very pivotal game.

Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game 5 Odds

The Betting odds are out for this game and the Wizards opened up as (-5.5) point favorites in this game. This is not surprising since the Wizards are at home where they have dominated the hawks in the NBA playoffs. The betting from the public has been about even as 54% of the bets coming in are on the home team. This should make this a very competitive start for the fifth game of this series.

Here is the current point spread for Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards game 5.

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Early Start Time

Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game 5 Predictions and Picks

Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game 5 Predictions and Picks

This NBA playoff game is unique since the start time is earlier than any other weekday game so far in the NBA playoffs. This game will tip off at 6:05 to make room for the second game of the double header featuring the Chicago Bulls and the Boston Celtics.

Hawks Pounding the Paint

The Hawks took the last two games in this series because they have pounded the paint and beaten the Wizards in the big man game. The Hawks outscored the Wizards, 60-34, in points in the paint in Game 3 and by 44-30 in Game 4. The team that has outscored their opponent in points in the paint has won three of the four games in this series. This has to change in game 5 if the Wizards want to have any chance of keeping the home court advantage.

Dynamic Duo Can’t Do it Alone

The Wizards have some of the best players in the league in their back-court. Bradley Beal scored 32 points in game four and John Wall continued his great play with 22 points. Despite this great performance, the Wizards did not win, which could be a big issue in game five.

Atlanta Hawks vs Washington Wizards Game 5 Predictions and Picks

The Hawks are playing the better basketball and they carry momentum into this big game. The Hawks have the coaching edge and the adjustments they made to play big ball and crash the boards has paid off. The Wizards are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. The venue may have changed for this series, but the results will be the same. The Hawks not only cover, but they win this game outright.

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