Sports Gambling Preview NBA Playoffs Hawks-Wizards

The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks do battle in Game 2 of their best-of-seven NBA playoffs series tonight. While there is no dispute Stevie Vincent of OffshoreInsiders.com has the best bet on tonight’s contest, we break down the sports handicapping
preview.

Atlanta is a 6.5-point favorite, up a half-point from the opener. The total is 198.5, which is down a half-point from the first posted
total. Public money has 53 percent of bets on the underdog Wizards with 64 percent of bettors choosing the over.

After getting off to a splendid spread start, the Hawks are only 18-25-2 recently after a 32-10-2 start to the season. They are 2-7
their last nine by -4.55 points per game against the spread. Washington has been a covering machine, cashing in seven straight with four of the last five by at least 11 points. Their margin of cover last five is -11.1 points per game.

Washington has gone under 7-of-8 and 8-of-10, going over by an average of 13.1 in the latter span.

The Wizards have the best net rating in the postseason at +16.1. Net rating is the difference between offensive and defensive ratings points per 100 possessions. Washington has the best playoff offense at 112.2 points per 100 possessions with the Hawks in the middle at 103.

However, it is two of the top five playoff defenses,Washington at No. 2 allowing a mere 96.1 points per 100 possessions, Atlanta
100.8.

Get every MLB and NBA sports handicapping pick necessary for today’s betting portfolio at OffshoreInsiders.com

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Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of OffshoreInsiders.com, the top sports betting site in the world. Email: contact@joeduffy.net

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