Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 3/31/2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 34-42. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 41-34. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per contest and giving up 105.9, which is a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-40-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-36-2 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 34-40-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 33-40-2 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/28/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is "?" Saturday vs Washington
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
03/30/18 G Bradley Beal Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Charlotte
03/30/18 PG John Wall Knee is probable Saturday vs Charlotte
03/30/18 F Otto Porter Jr. Ankle left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Charlotte
Dwight Howard averages 16.7 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%.
Bradley Beal averages 22.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%. John Wall averages 19.4 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 9.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Charlotte averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.01 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 105.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game this season. Washington is 13th in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.01. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They are 20th in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 25.1. The Wizards are 14th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 109, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 15th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Washington is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Wizards are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +5
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