Hornets vs Wizards Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -4.5
PJ Washington and the Charlotte Hornets (16-31, 3rd in the Southeast Division) travel to Capital One Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Washington Wizards (15-31, 4th in the Southeast Division). The spread on this contest has Washington as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 227.5.
The Hornets cover the spread 51.1% of the time, having gone 24-23-0 ATS. Washington is covering 48.9% of the time, going 22-23-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/22/19 C Moritz Wagner Ankle is out indefinitely
12/17/19 PF Rui Hachimura Groin is out indefinitely
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
PJ Washington comes into this game averaging 12.1 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 67%. Terry Rozier averages 18.1 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Ish Smith scores 11.0 points per contest while playing 26.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Bradley Beal averages 28.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 42.7 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 15.0 per game. The Hornets allow 110.2 points per contest, which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 26.8 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 5th in the NBA with 115.6 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.65. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.0 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.6. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Wizards give up 121.3 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 113.1 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Charlotte is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 1st in the NBA. The Wizards are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 117.2, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 15th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -4.5
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