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Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets 10/17/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards

NBA Basketball: Friday October 17

The Line: Washington Wizards -4 -- Over/Under: 189.5 See the Latest Odds


The Washington Wizards and the Charlotte Hornets face off on Friday at the Verizon Center in NBA Preseason action.

The Washington Wizards are 4-1 thus far this preseason as they look to build on last season’s playoff berth. Washington’s last game was again Maccabi Haifa which they won by just six points. The starters just didn’t play much in the last game as the backups saw plenty of action. Paul Pierce sat out on Wednesday and John Wall played just 12 minutes scoring five points. Otto Porter led all scorers for the Wizards with 19 points and eight rebounds and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Washington has a nice core of young players with DeJuan Blair and Glen Rice Jr. and they should be challengers once again.

Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets 10/17/14 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Charlotte Bobcats are 2-2 this preseason and are coming off of a bad loss to Detroit where they were blown out by 20 points. The Starters logged plenty of minutes against Detroit but none of them had even a decent night. Al Jefferson and Brian Roberts each had 10 points and Lance Stephenson had eight points. P.J. Hairston had 10 points but Cody Zeller had just two points. Kemba Walker is sidelined with a knee contusion, Gerald Henderson has a hamstring industry, and Noah Vonleh is out with a hernia.

Washington is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games following a win and four of their last five games stayed under the total. Charlotte is 5-1 against the spread following a loss by more than 10 points and the over is 4-0 in Charlotte’s last four games following a loss by 10 or more points. Charlotte has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.

The Wizards are serious this season and they are playing even the practice games seriously and I like them here. 

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