Wizards vs. Hornets Prediction
Can the Charlotte Hornets avoid a letdown at home when they take on the Washington Wizards tonight at 7PM ET?
551 Washington Wizards vs. 552 Charlotte Hornets
Friday, March 8, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Wizards. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 234 points. The public betting for this game currently has 61 percent going on the Wizards on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wizards warming up
Washington is coming off a 132-123 win over Dallas at home on Wednesday. The Wizards have won and covered the spread in three of their last four games. Washington is 27-37 on the season, 8-25 on the road, 29-35 against the spread and 41-23 with the over.
The Wizards have a really strong offense, as they put up 114.3 points per game while shooting 47 percent as a team. Defensively, Washington is giving up 117 points per game, which is second-to-last in the league. They also allow opponents to shoot 47.8 percent against them. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 25.8 points and 5.5 assists per game while Trevor Ariza is averaging 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Hornets continue slide
Charlotte is coming off a 91-84 loss at home to Miami. The Hornets have lost five of their last six and are 1-4-1 against the spread in those six games. The Hornets are 29-35 on the season, 20-14 at home, 30-33-1 against the spread and 35-28-1 with the over.
The Hornets are putting up 110.8 points per game on offense while shooting 45 percent from the field. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 111.4 points per game while opponents shoot 46.7 percent from the field. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.0 points and 5.8 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Wizards are 11-33 against the spread in their last 44 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Friday games.
The Hornets are 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five when playing on 1 day of rest.
The home team has won and covered the spread in both meetings this season. The Wizards have been impressive as of late, but most of that has been at home. They just lost at Charlotte on Feb. 22, 123-110. I expect the Hornets to remain tougher at home behind Walker. The Wizards are just 10-23 against the spread on the road. I can’t trust them right now.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -5