Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1.5 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 16-17. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 1.9 as they average 113.4 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 13-22 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 112.7 points per game and surrender 117.7, good for a point differential of -5.0.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-16-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-15-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-23-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 21-14-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/27/18 SF Otto Porter Jr. Knee is downgraded to out Friday vs Chicago
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb averages 15.4 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 25.2 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Bradley Beal averages 23.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 78%. John Wall averages 20.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 111.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. Charlotte averages 113.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 21st and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 117.7 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 48.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game. Washington is 10th in the league with 112.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -5.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Wizards are 18th in turnovers per game with 14.0.
The Hornets are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 16th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Washington is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 4th in the NBA. The Wizards are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 114.4, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 29th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -1.5
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