Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The Washington Wizards travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 2 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 25-19. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 106.8 points per contest while giving up 104.6 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 17-25. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per contest and giving up 105.7, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 19-25-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 17-25-2 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-21-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-23-1 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
01/15/18 C Frank Kaminsky Ankle left last game, is "?" Wednesday vs Washington
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Bradley Beal averages 23.7 points per game in 36 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.7 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 106.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 16th in the league with 105 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.67. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 46.6 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.5. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Hornets surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.2 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game this season.
The Wizards are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league.
Charlotte is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Hornets are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 20th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -2
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