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.
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 Atlanta is a 2.5-point favorite and there’s a total of 211.5.
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 5th 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.
Series Statistical Review
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.
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.
Recent NBA Playoff History Favors Hawks in Game 4
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.
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 Monday NBA picks.