Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 41-26. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 109.0 points per game while giving up 106.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 29-39. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-30-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 42-24-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-37-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-35-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/16/17 PG John Wall Foot injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Chicago
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/17/17 G Nicolas Batum Migraine "?" Saturday vs. Washington
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 109 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.16 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.47 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 28th with 11.9 per game. The Hornets allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +4
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