Washington Wizards (5-14) at Charlotte Hornets (10-13)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.2 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 121.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 33.3 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 20 points and nine assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.1 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 23 points and 5.5 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 18.4 points and 2.9 assists. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and LeMelo Ball is dishing six assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Wizards last 6 road games. The over is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The Wizards are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte.
The Charlotte Hornets have a couple of key injuries for this contest, but they're still the better team in this spot. The Washington Wizards are just one of the worst teams in the league, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 9.6 points while losing on the road by an average of 7.9 points. Even without Graham and possibly PJ Washington, I can't bring myself to lay chalk with the Wizards. Give me the Hornets and the free bucket.