Take Wizards to Emerge with the Victory Tonight Over Hawks for Your NBA Picks

Joe Gavazzi

Friday, May 15, 2015 1:49 PM GMT

I have provided full fundamental and technical analysis for tonight’s NBA Playoff winner.  Once you read my analysis, you will be eager to take off “the rubber band” and join me in the winner’s circle.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Washington Wizards (-3) 7:00 ET ESPN
Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards meet in our nation’s capital for Game 6 of their Round 2, best of 7 series. Atlanta leads the series 3 games to 2 but they're listed as underdogs on the posted NBA betting odds.  Washington let Game 5 slip away from them.  With 5 minutes to play, the Wizards held a 9 point lead. But, the Hawks went on a 15-0 run and were in danger of blowing out the Wizards. Washington battled back, including a 3 pointer by Paul Pierce with 3 seconds remaining to give Washington an 81-80 lead.  After Pierce taunted the Atlanta bench that he had once again scored the game winner, the tables were turned.  “The Truth” was denied when Al Horford scored on a rim-crashing rebound and put-back to give the Hawks a narrow 1 point victory on their home court as time expired.  

In Game 5, Washington guards, Beal and Wall, were outstanding. They combined for 38 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. They clearly outplayed their counterparts Teague, Schroder and Korver, who were held to a combined 23 points. In fact, 3-point threat, Korver, was held in check in consecutive games, making just 1 of 5 from behind the arc as the Wizards continued to blanket him in preventing his shots. 

But, if Washington is to win this game, big men, Gortat and Nene, who scored just a combined 23 points with 14 rebounds, must do a better job on the interior.  Horford had a huge game for Atlanta with 23/11, Carroll added 10/10 and Millsap 14/7.

Round 2 zig-zag plays of this 2015 NBA Playoffs are a profitable 12-6 ATS. That has included a perfect 4-0 ATS in this series. With Washington trailing 3-2 and on the verge of elimination, it will be no surprise if the Wizards emerge with the victory tonight. For this NBA playoff season, Washington is 3-1 SU ATS on this court, while Atlanta is 1-4 SU ATS on the road in the 2015 playoffs. We cannot deny that home/road dichotomy in an elimination game for the home team. The player that was not discussed in the paragraphs above is Paul Pierce, a savvy veteran of many playoff wars, who led the Celtics to an NBA Title, while capturing the MVP of that playoff series.  No surprise if “the Truth” asserts his will, keeps his NBA Playoff season alive and leads the Wizards to a season-saving victory.   

NBA Pick: Take Washington Wizards with your NBA picks.

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