Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 2/23/2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Friday, February 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 24-33. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 106.0 points per game while giving up 106.6 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 33-24. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per contest and giving up 105.5, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-31-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-29-1 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 27-30-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 26-29-2 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
02/20/18 PG Tim Frazier Nose is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Cleveland
01/31/18 PG John Wall Knee is OUT 6-8 weeks
Dwight Howard comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 31 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per contest in 35.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.8 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Bradley Beal has scored 23.6 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Otto Porter averages 14.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.4 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 106 points per contest this year, which is 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.61 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 27th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 20.9 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 106.6 points per contest which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 24 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 10th in the NBA with 107.4 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.89. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.9 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 24.3. The Wizards are 16th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Wizards give up 105.5 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.7 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 108 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Washington is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league. The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 13th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +5
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