Wizards vs. Hornets - 3/27/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (30-40) at Washington Wizards (40-32)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, CSNB
The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards play Friday night at the Verizon Center.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing five of their last six games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Mo Williams is averaging 18.6 points and 6.9 assists while Kemba Walker is averaging 18 points and five assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets need a win here if they hope to get back in the playoff race, as they’re one of many teams fighting for the last two spots. The Hornets are shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost six straight when scoring less than 100 points. Cody Zeller is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Washington Wizards need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 98.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.4 points and 9.8 assists while Paul Pierce is averaging 12.4 points and four rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 8.5 rebounds and Nene Hilario is shooting 51 percent from the field. The Washington Wizards are shooting just 42.1 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost 10 of their last 14 games when scoring less than 100 points. Seven of the Wizards last nine wins have come at home. Bradley Beal and Kris Humphries are doubtful while DeJuan Blair is questionable with injuries.
The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The Wizards are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
It's only a matter of time before the Wizardsget back on track and it might as well happen against an equally struggling team in Charlotte. Take the home team.