History Suggests a Betting Atlanta over Washington on Game 4

Sunday, April 23, 2017 8:33 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 8:33 PM UTC

Can Washington bounce back from an 18-point loss on Saturday and proceed to take a commanding 3-1 series lead? Ross Benjamin has those answers and much more. Read this informative Game 4 betting preview which culminates with one of our free NBA picks.

<h2><strong>NBA Playoffs Odds, Analysis, &amp; Predictions: Washington Wizards vs. Atlanta Hawks</strong></h2><p>The Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks will resume their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal playoff series on Monday night. The opening tip in Atlanta is slated for 8:05 PM ET. At the time of this writing, NBA betting odds indicate that <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/washington-wizards-vs-atlanta-hawks-3189255/" title="Live Odds For This Game">Atlanta is a 2.5-point favorite</a> and there’s a total of 211.5.</p><p>By way of their 116-98 blowout win over Washington on Saturday, Atlanta has trimmed their series deficit to 2-1. That win was Atlanta’s 5<sup>th</sup> straight on their home floor. There’s been 2 overs and 1 under thus far. If you subscribe to the NBA Playoffs zig-zag theory, then Game 4 would require a wager on going under the total.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Series Statistical Review</strong></h2><p>Through the first 3 games of this series, Atlanta has scored 107.7 points per contest, shot 44.7%, and converted on just 28.6% of their 3-point attempts. It’s also worth noting, Atlanta has been to the free throw line an extremely high 109 times through the first 3 games. Conversely, Washington has scored 107.0 points per game, shot 44.0%, and made just 29.1% of its 3-point tries. Washington has attempted an alarming 39 fewer free throws than Atlanta in the series.</p><p>Through the first 3 games, Atlanta holds a rebounding advantage of +20. During that precise time frame, Atlanta has committed a combined 48 turnovers compared to 38 miscues by Washington.</p><p> </p><h2><strong>Recent NBA Playoff History Favors Hawks in Game 4</strong></h2><p>Washington will enter Monday’s game with a win percentage of .600 (51-34), and with a 2-1 series lead. This leads us to an extremely strong NBA Playoffs betting system.</p><p>Any home favorite (Atlanta) with a winning record that trails in a playoff series, versus an opponent (Washington) with a win percentage of .510 to .600, resulted in those home teams going 56-12 982.4%) straight up since 1996. The straight up results take on added significance in lieu of this current point spread. The numbers don’t lie and neither will one of my <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" title="Free NBA Picks">Monday NBA picks</a>.</p><h2 style="text-align:center"> </h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4418&amp;book=5dimes"><img alt src="https://ms.sbrfeeds.com/redirect-proxy/redirect/?url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/images-production-753931602578/58fe109d6077d5008e374180/original-WizardsHawks_Game4.jpg" style="height:380px;width:380px" /></a></p><p> </p>
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