Hornets vs. Wizards Pick
Are the host Washington Wizards going to win their first game with John Wall back in the lineup this afternoon at 3PM ET when they host the Charlotte Hornets?
801 Charlotte Hornets at 802 Washington Wizards, 3PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Wizards are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under has been set at 219 points.
The spread opened at -4 in favor of Washington before it was bumped up, while the total started at 220.5. Washington is a 5-point favorite at most sportsbooks, but can be found at -5.5. The total is either at 218.5 or 219 depending on the sportsbookl.
As of Saturday morning, 52 percent of public bets are siding with the visiting Hornets. Online wager info also says 65 percent of bets are coming in on the under. Check our public betting page for the latest info.
INJURY TO WATCH
Charlotte shooting guard Jeremy Lamb (foot) is listed as probable for today's game. Center Cody Zeller (knee) is out indefinitely. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is out for the season. For the Wizards, Wall (knee) and shooting guard Bradley Beal (knee) are both probable. Small forward Otto Porter Jr. (ankle) is questionable.
The Hornets have had Washington's number this season, winning all three matchups including a 122-105 blowout win at the Wizards on Feb. 23. Charlotte has been playing solid basketball as of late, but after a 118-105 home loss to the Cavaliers a few days ago it appears the steam has run out. Washington hasn't been playing its best basketball, but the return of Wall should help immensely. The Wizards should have plenty of motivation to get a win over the Hornets after three losses in the series, Take the home team.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON WIZARDS -4