Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards NBA Picks 3/15/2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Capital One Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Capital One Arena to play the Washington Wizards on Friday, March 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 4 point favorites.
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The Hornets have a record of 30-37. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -1.0 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 111.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 29-39 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 114.4 points per game and surrender 116.8, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-36-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-29-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 31-35-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 42-26-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/13/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Friday vs Washington
03/13/19 F Marvin Williams Illness is questionable Friday vs Washington
03/13/19 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Knee is questionable Friday vs Washington
03/13/19 G Nicolas Batum Eye is questionable Friday vs Washington
03/13/19 PG Tony Parker Rest is questionable Friday vs Washington
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/28/18 PG John Wall Heel is out for season
11/28/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is out indefinitely
03/14/19 SF Sam Dekker Back is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
Jeremy Lamb averages 15.1 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Bradley Beal averages 25.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Trevor Ariza averages 12.8 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 111.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. Charlotte averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 23rd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards surrender 116.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest, and 29th with 47.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wizards are 28th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game. Washington is 7th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -2.4. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.7. The Wizards are 13th in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.9, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 21st. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 21st. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Washington is 16th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Wizards are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 27th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -4
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