Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Washington Wizards travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 5.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 27-37. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -2.7 as they average 114.3 points per contest while giving up 117.0 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 29-35. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 110.8 points per contest and give up 111.4, which is a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 27-35-2 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 41-23-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-33-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-28-0 against the over/under
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
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trevor Ariza comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 25.8 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 114.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 117.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 26.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 19th in the league with 110.8 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 23rd in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Hornets surrender 111.4 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.7 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Wizards are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Washington is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -5.5
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