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Wizards vs Hornets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/8/23

Charlotte Hornets (15-40) vs. Washington Wizards (24-29)
February 8, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Wizards -4.5; Over/Under: -
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The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.3 points and 5.9 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 21.8 points and 4.4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.

The Washington Wizards Betting Preview

The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 22.4 points and 8.6 rebounds, while Bradley Beal is averaging 22.4 points and 5.1 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The over is 9-3-1 in Wizards last 13 home games. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Washington and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The Washington Wizards aren’t a team I’m excited to back as a favorite, but the Hornets remain in tank mode, and they lose comfortably most nights. The Hornets are losing their last 5 games by an average of 6.4 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 7 points. The Wizards need to win these games if they’re going to make the playoffs. I’ll lay the reasonable chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Wizards -4.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

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