Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 3/12/14
Charlotte Bobcats (30-34) at Washington Wizards (33-30)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Bobcats travel to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Wizards tonight.
The Bobcats have won three of their last four games and will be looking to build on their 105-98 win over the Nuggets on Monday. Al Jefferson continued his terrific season with a game-high 26 points and 13 rebounds while Kemba Walker added 24 points and seven assists, but in the absence of Gerald Henderson who missed his fifth straight game, the Bobcats got their offensive spark from Gary Neal who made his first six shots and finished with 19 points off the bench. With the win, Charlotte improves to 30-34 on the season and 18-14 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Wizards have been in terrific form with eight wins from their last 10 games but they will be looking to bounce back after losing to the Heat by 99-90 on Monday. Bradley Beal led the way with 18 points, Martell Webster added 17 and Marcin Gortat had 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds but when push came to shove, it was Dwyane Wade and the Heat who closed the game on a 12-0 drive to earn the win. Surprisingly, John Wall shot just two of eight from the field for his seven points while committing seven turnovers but the real disappointment for the Wizards was Trevor Ariza who scored just six points after averaging 27.2 points in his previous four outings. With the loss, Washington drops to 33-30 on the season which is good for fifth place in East, just half a game ahead of Brooklyn.
In ATS trends, the Bobcats are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, while the Wizards are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall and just 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in Washington.
The Wizards have been in terrific form lately and should be able to bounce back from their latest loss with a win in front of their home crowd tonight.