Hornets vs Washington Wizards NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Washington Wizards Prediction 3/8/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (15-47) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (9-53) on Friday, March 8th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on MNMT. Both the Hornets and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Hornets vs Wizards

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Hornets fell to the Magic by a score of 101-89. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Hornets failed to cover the spread as +8.5 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 190 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 208.

In non-conference games, the Hornets hold a 6-17 record and are 9-30 against Eastern Conference teams. Overall, the Hornets are 15-47 and are looking to break their five game losing streak as they face the Wizards.

Charlotte’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 24-36 for the season. Charlotte has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 12-17 ATS at home compared to 12-19 on the road.

The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Wizards’ most recent matchup against the Magic saw Jordan Poole lead the Wizards with 26 points while shooting 9/19 from the field. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points, but unfortunately, Washington was defeated in the game with a score of 119-109.

Coming into today’s game against the Hornets, the Wizards have an overall record of 9-53 and are hoping to end a 16 game losing streak. Currently, they are 15th in the Eastern Conference and are 5th in the Southeast division.

Washington has an overall ATS record of 28-33 for the season so far. Washington has gone 0-3 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 28-30 when playing as underdogs.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

In 62 games games, Charlotte has an average of 107.3 points per game (29th).

Heading into their game against the Washington Wizards, the Hornets are 29th in the league in scoring at 107.3 points per game. However, they have actually been slightly better on the road, averaging 106.3 points compared to 108.3 at home.

Charlotte is 27th in the league in assists at 24.7 per game and 23rd in offensive rebounds. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the NBA at 97.4 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Hornets are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. They are also 28th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Charlotte is 22nd in three-point shooting at 35%.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

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Washington has recorded an average of 114.5 points per game (15th) throughout 62 games games.

Despite leading the NBA in pace, the Wizards have struggled to score at home this season. They are 22nd in the league in home scoring at 113.7 points per game. Overall, the Wizards are 15th in the NBA in scoring at 114.5 points per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Wizards are 18th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 27th in the league at 35%.

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA scoring average in 45.2% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 9th in the league at 28.2 per game.

Hornets Team Defense

On average, the Charlotte defense is giving up 117.7 points per game (21st). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 49.7% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.

Wizards Team Defense

At this time, the Wizards’ defense is positioned 30th in the NBA, permitting 124.6 points per game. Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.6% and 37.0% from three-point territory.

Key Players For The Hornets And Wizards

For today’s matchup, we project Miles Bridges to lead the scoring for the Hornets, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/18. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.1 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma to be the top scorer for the Wizards. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.2% and is averaging 22.2 points per contest.

Hornets vs Wizards Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Charlotte has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 0-3, while averaging 101 points per game.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 0-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Wizards have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.

Hornets vs Wizards Prediction

The Wizards is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 111-107. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Wizards at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 225.5, and our model predicts the Hornets and Wizards to score a combined 218 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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