Wizards vs. Hornets - 2/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (20-27) at Washington Wizards (31-17)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, CSNB
The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards play Monday night at the Verizon Center.
The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven games and end a three-game road trip. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and are allowing 97.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Al Jefferson is averaging 17.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while Gerald Henderson is averaging 10.4 points and 2.2 assists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 5.1 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are winning games with a defense that’s allowing just 40 percent shooting in their last five games. However, the Hornets have scored 93 or less points in six of their last eight games. Marvin Williams is questionable for this game with a concussion.
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The Washington Wizards hope to find their groove again after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 100.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting and are allowing 98.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 15.1 points and 3.2 assists while Paul Pierce is averaging 12.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing eight rebounds and Nene Hilario is shooting 51.9 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards are shooting 48 percent from the field in their last five games but have allowed 100-plus points in six of their last nine games. The Wizards have won 18 of their 31 games this season on their home court. John Wall is questionable for this game with a migraine.
The Hornets are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Wizards are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Not sure how the Hornets stack up against the Wizards without Kemba on the court. The Wiz are just too explosive and could make things difficult for a Charlotte team that struggles to score. Give me Washington by double digits.