Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Capital One Arena is the site where and the Washington Wizards (33-38) will play the Charlotte Hornets (33-37) on Sunday.
The Charlotte Hornets faced the Los Angeles Clippers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 113-90 in their last game. Charlotte finished the contest having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (33 of 84) and knocked down 9 of their 33 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 15 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 78.9%. With regard to getting rebounds, they earned 35 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 24 dimes for this contest as well as creating 17 turnovers and having 9 steals. With regard to the defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to go 53.3% from the floor on 40 of 75 shooting. Los Angeles earned 28 assists and had 6 steals for this game. On top of that, Los Angeles grabbed 44 boards (6 offensive, 38 defensive) and had 1 block. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by converting 12 of 16 attempts. They also knocked down 21 out of their 45 tries from beyond the arc.
LaMelo Ball is someone who played a role for this contest. He accounted for 18 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 31:23 minutes and pulled down 6 rebounds. Ball finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor and recorded 7 assists. One more player that played a role in this game for the Hornets was Bismack Biyombo. He snagged 7 rebounds in his 26:14 minutes played. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the field for this game by shooting 6-of-9 (13 points). At the conclusion of this game, Biyombo had 1 assist.
Charlotte will enter this game with a mark of 33-37 for the year. They average 109.5 pts per game (22nd in the NBA) while hitting 45.7% from the field. The Hornets are hitting 37.2% on 3-pointers (958 of 2,572) and 75.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is collecting 43.7 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,880 assists for the season, which ranks 6th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.1 personal fouls per game. Defensively, the Hornets are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.6% on shots from distance and they rank 11th in basketball in opponents PPG (111.2). The Hornets defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.7% (1,038 of 1,300) and they surrender 45.0 boards per game as a unit. They rank 30th in the league in giving up assists with 1,900 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Washington Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 120-105 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Wizards were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 47 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while earning 9 steals in the game. The Cavaliers committed 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 37 shots. They were able to knock down 31 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 83.8%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Washington knocked down 7 of their 25 tries (28.0%). Overall, the Wizards shot 41 for 89 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.1%. The Wizards permitted the Cavaliers to convert 39 out of their 84 attempts from the field which had them at 46.4% for the matchup. They wrapped up this game 27.8% from beyond the arc by connecting on 10 of 36 and ended up going 17 of 21 at the charity stripe (81.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Washington allowed Cleveland to pull down 44 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Russell Westbrook pitched in for the Wizards in this game. He converted 7 out of 18 in the game for a rate of 38.9%, and had 12 rebounds. Westbrook totaled 21 points in his 39:59 minutes of playing time and had 17 assists for the contest. An additional guy that was pivotal for Washington was Davis Bertans. He walked away with no assists in 31:56 minutes played, and he put in 4 out of 12 from the floor. Bertans ended the game having shot 33.3% from the floor as well as collecting 17 points and 1 rebound.
Washington has a win-loss record of 33-38 on the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Wizards are shooting 47.5% from the field, which ranks them 10th in the league. Washington has accounted for 8,283 points for the season (116.7 per game) and they snag 45.1 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 25.5 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.4 times per game. The Wizards are committing 21.6 fouls per contest while shooting 76.9% from the free throw line. The Wizards on defense are ranked 30th in basketball in points given up per game with 118.6. They have forced 14.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the field (22nd in basketball). The Washington defense concedes 37.1% on shots from distance (882 of 2,380) and their opposition makes 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They relinquish 24.5 assists and 46.1 total boards per game, which has them ranked 12th and 24th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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