8pm - Washington at Atlanta -7 O/U 200.5
The Wizards continue to impress in the postseason and they have yet to lose in these playoffs. The Hawks come in as the East's #1 seed, but they find themselves desperate for a win after dropping the series opener 104-98 on Sunday.
Washington's backcourt tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal may be the best in the NBA. At least they have been playing like it lately. C Marcin Gortat is establishing himself as a quality big man and F Paul Pierce just continues to hit big shots and perform at a high level.
The Hawks looked like the 60 win regular season team they are taking a 63-53 lead into halftime of game 1, however they couldn't sustain it and ended up losing. They'll need a better effort from their backcourt as Jeff Teague and sharpshooter Kyle Korver both struggled. F DeMarre Carroll was the lone bright spot with 24 points in the opener.
Hard to see Atlanta losing the first 2 at home, but who am I to go against the Wizards. The Hawks may have a slight frontcourt edge with Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford, but the Wizards guard tandem and all around team athleticism has gotten them to this point and I don't see them slowing down.
Washington 105 Atlanta 103