Against the Spread Pick
The Atlanta Hawks may be the worst team in the Eastern Conference based on record, but they have not been playing like it since the return of John Collins from suspension a month ago. Atlanta is starting to win games here and there and it has a very winnable one in the form of the visiting Washington Wizards on Sunday. Washington has dropped four of its last six and it may be feeling some fatigue during a stretch of six road games in the span of seven contests (this is the fifth road game of the stretch). The Wizards are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 against opponents with losing records and 4-13 in their last 17 playing on two days of rest. Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last five at home and 6-2 ATS in their last eight following a loss. Roll with the HAWKS.
Over Under Pick
Nobody on the Hawks other than Trae Young is averaging more than 19.8 ppg. Only 212 points were scored in the previous meeting between these two teams earlier this month. The under is 5-2 in the Wizards’ last seven against opponents with losing records and 5-1 in their last six against opponents with winning percentages under .400. It is also 5-2 in the Hawks’ last seven against opponents with losing records. Take the UNDER.