Hornets vs. Wizards Prediction
With the way the Wizards have played defensively of late, are the Hornets worth a play for bettors today when they visit Washington at 12:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wizards are 5-point home underdogs versus the Hornets while the over/under has dropped to 206.5 points after it opened at 207.
Charlotte enters play having won seven of its last 10 but is just 4-6 against the spread during that span, while Washington has dropped six of 10 straight up and is 5-5 at the betting window during that stretch.
The Hornets have not been covering for bettors, as evidence by their 1-4 ATS record over their last 10 games. But they do cover in Washington, where they're 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games versus the Wizards. Charlotte has also cashed in seven of its last 10 games overall versus Washington.
The Wizards had their playoff hopes dashed recently and are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games coming off a loss. They're also just 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and have not been playing well defensively, allowing 112 (at Detroit), 103 (vs. Brooklyn) and 109 (at Clippers) points in their last three games.
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