Wizards vs. Hawks NBA Betting Picks Preview

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The Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards playoff odds for Game 4 of their best-of-seven series have been posted. Trailing two games to one, the Hawks are 4.5-point road favorites with a total of 199. The total has remained steady, but the point spread is up a full-point. Washington is again expected with be without star John Wall.

The Wizards have the top net rating in the postseason at 9.2. Net rating is the difference between offensive and defensive ratings points per 100 possessions. Atlanta is just seventh at 3.5. The Wiz are tops in offense getting 108.6 points per 100 possessions to just 104 for Atlanta. The teams are a bit closer on the defensive end with Washington allowing 99.4 points per 100 possessions to the Hawks 100.5.

After a 32-10-2 start to the season, the Hawks are just 19-26 against the spread. This includes 3-8 the last 11 with four of the setbacks by at least 10.5 to the number. Washington is 8-1 their last nine. In their last seven games, their margin of cover is 9.21. Some call this stat the sweat barometer.

Washington has gone over 8-2 with seven by five or more points and five by at least 9.5, In fact three have exceeded the total by 21.5 or more.

Spread trends (all records against the spread): Atlanta 3-13 Conference Semifinals games, 33-16 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, 29-14 on one day rest.

Washington is 6-23 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. 8-18 to Southeast division.

Over/under angles: Washington over 6-0 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. The series has gone over 6-of-7.

Tonight’s best sports handicapper picks Oh baby. Joe Duffy has hit 9-of-14 in the NBA and today is a beautiful one. We have Wise Guy sides on both NBA games. The intel we have will leave you speechless 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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