Hornets vs. Wizards - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (35-28) at Charlotte Hornets (27-33)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 188.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, SPSO
The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17 points and 10.1 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting just 40.9 percent from the field in their last five games. The Wizards are easily one of the more disappointing teams lately and are in danger of dropping even further in the East playoff standings. Kris Humphries is questionable with a groin injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to build on their five-game winning streak. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 95 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 21.8 points and 8.6 assists while Al Jefferson is averaging 17.3 points and 8.9 rebounds. Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.6 assists and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets have topped 100 points in four straight games and are getting great production out of Williams, who has combined for 44 points in his last two games. The Hornets look to get back to .500 at home, as they’re 15-16 SU on their home court.
The Wizards are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Would you bet against the Hornets with the way they're playing? Better yet, would you back the Wizards with the way they're playing? Yeah, I'll take the home team and the small chalk.