Wizards vs. Hawks NBA expert prediction and odds for Saturday, Jan. 13 (How to bet total)

Betting odds, pick and prediction for the Atlanta Hawks' matchup with the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts. / James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Hawks are looking to salvage the second game of a back-to-back after they lost badly to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. 

Luckily, the Hawks have a favorable matchup at home against a Washington Wizards team that has just six wins on the season. 

Washington is 1-9 in its last 10 games and comes into this game on a six-game losing streak. 

How should we bet this matchup with the Hawks struggling in the 2023-24 season to cover the spread at home?  

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Wizards vs. Hawks odds, spread and total

Wizards vs. Hawks how to watch

  • Date: Saturday, Jan. 13
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Venue: State Farm Arena
  • How to watch (TV): Bally Sports Southeast, Monumental Sports Network
  • Wizards record: 6-31
  • Hawks record: 15-22

Wizards vs. Hawks injury reports

Wizards injury report

  • Jared Butler – out
  • Johnny Davis – questionable
  • Eugene Omoruyi – out
  • Landry Shamet – questionable

Hawks injury report

  • Not submitted yet

Wizards vs. Hawks key players to watch

Washington Wizards

Kyle Kuzma: Kuzma has been the Wizards best option on offense this season, but he’s coming off just 11 points against the Indiana Pacers in his last game. I expect this to be a bounce-back game for the veteran forward, who dropped 38 points on the Hawks the last time these two teams played.  

Atlanta Hawks

Trae Young: Dejounte Murray may be out of the door in Atlanta by the trade deadline, which means we’ll see more and more of Trae Young with the ball in his hands. The All-Star guard is having a strong season, averaging 27.4 points and 10.9 assists per game. 

Wizards vs. Hawks prediction and pick

This game has OVER written in flashing lights. 

These two teams are No. 1 (Washington) and No. 5 (Atlanta) in pace this season, and the Hawks are one of the best OVER teams in the NBA, hitting the OVER in 23 of their 37 games.

Meanwhile, the Wizards don’t defend anyone – ranking dead last in the NBA in defensive rating. Atlanta isn’t much better, clocking in at No. 27 in that category. 

Plus, the Hawks are one of the better offensive teams in the league, ranking eighth in offensive rating. 

Atlanta is on the second night of a back-to-back, and the team is 5-1 to the OVER in that scenario this season. Let’s root for points on Saturday. 

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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