Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 3/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (-3)
The Washington Wizards (16-28) play the Charlotte Hornets (23-22) at Capital One Arena on Tuesday. Charlotte opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 222.
The Charlotte Hornets faced the Phoenix Suns and went home with a loss by a final score of 101-97 in their last contest. Charlotte wrapped up the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (34 of 85) and converted 13 out of their 43 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hornets made 16 of their 23 tries for a rate of 69.6%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 52 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 16 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and getting 8 steals. In terms of defending, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 35.4% from the field on 34 out of 96 shooting. Phoenix distributed 17 assists and had 15 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Phoenix collected 50 boards (21 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 3 rejections. Phoenix finished the game at 86.2% when shooting free throws by converting 25 of their 29 tries. They made 8 of their 40 tries from beyond the arc.
Devonte' Graham is a player who had an impact for the contest. He finished with 30 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He played for 39:15 mins and also grabbed 1 rebound. Graham finished the game at 42.9% from the floor and also recorded 3 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Hornets was Terry Rozier. He collected 10 rebounds in his 44:04 minutes on the court. He walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the floor in this game by shooting 8-of-19 (22 points). Overall, Rozier accounted for 1 assist.
Charlotte heads into this one with a record of 23-22 so far this season. They currently have an average of 111.6 pts per contest (19th in basketball) while going 46.2% from the floor. The Hornets are hitting 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (631 of 1,644) and 77.3% from the free throw line. As a team, Charlotte is pulling in 44.0 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,211 assists on the year, which has them ranked 5th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 15.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.5 fouls per contest. On defense, the Hornets are forcing 15.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They concede 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 18th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.3). The Hornets defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.9% (679 of 856) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per game as a group. They are 30th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,242 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Washington Wizards went home victorious with a score of 106-92 when they faced the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards recorded 41 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this contest. They also turned it over 18 times, while recording 7 steals for the game. The Pistons were called for 18 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to bury 9 of them for a percentage of 100.0%. When it comes to shots from beyond the arc, Washington converted 9 of their 21 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Wizards finished the game shooting 44 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.4%. The Wizards permitted the Pistons to bury 33 of 85 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.8% in this contest. They shot 34.5% from behind the 3-point line by going 10 out of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 19 from the free throw line (84.2%). When it comes to team rebounding, Washington allowed Detroit to grab 43 overall (7 offensive).
Russell Westbrook ended up having an impact for the Wizards in the matchup. He made 8 out of 20 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 19 rebounds. Westbrook tallied 19 points in his 34:56 minutes of playing time and had 10 assists for this contest. Another guy that was important for Washington was Bradley Beal. He finished with 6 dimes in his 20:52 minutes played, and he shot 6 out of 11 from the floor. Beal finished going 54.5% from the floor while contributing 17 points and 3 total rebounds.
Washington has a win-loss record of 16-28 this year. Washington has tallied 5,033 pts this year (114.4 per contest) and they pull in 43.7 rebounds per game. The Wizards are responsible for committing 22.3 fouls every game and they go 76.5% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Wizards are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is ranked 15th in the NBA. They are assisting teammates 24.9 times per game (14th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.5 times per contest. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the league in points allowed per game with 119.3. They relinquish 24.0 assists and 47.1 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 12th and 26th in basketball. The Washington defense concedes 38.2% on shots from 3-point land (576 of 1,506) and opponents are making 77.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (-3)
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