Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards Pick

March 15, 7:00 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
Washington -3.5

The Charlotte Hornets (30-37) and the Washington Wizards (29-39) will square off in a Southeast Division rivalry clash set to take place at the Capital One Arena in D.C. The tip is set for 7:00 PM ET and will be televised on FSN. Both sides have won two of the last four meetings between these two rivals. Most recently, the Hornets hosted the Wizards a week ago in the Queen City and dispatched their counterparts 112-111 in what was nothing short of a thriller. As a result, the Wizards were able to secure their third cover in the previous four meetings between these two clubs when they closed as a 4.5-point pup at the tip.

Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards Overview

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte extended its losing streak to two games when they were defeated on the road in Houston on Monday. Closing as a 9.5-point underdog, the Hornets were unable to generate a cover as the Rockets beat them 118-106.

Washington Wizards

On the contrary, the Wizards enter into this contest on a two-game winning streak. The Wizards were in action two days ago against another divisional foe when they hosted the playoff-minded Orlando Magic. Closing as a two-point favorite, the Wizards went onto win 100-90 and got the cover in the process. The Wizards are 6-0 ATS in their last six outings.

Reasons To Avoid Charlotte

The Hornets are 9-23 SU on the road this season and are tasked with facing a Washington bunch that are 20-12 SU on their own court in this campaign. Another way of looking at it is that Charlotte is a .380 basketball team on the road while the Wizards are .690 on their own court. Given the spot, there is a clear-cut mismatch given the variables. Combining this with the narrative that the Home Team has won the last four contests between these two sides, the Hornets are a dangerous prospect here.

Reasons To Back Washington

In addition to the element of home court advantage working in Washington's favor, the Wizards will have a heightened sense of motivation heading into this game. The Wizards will be looking to atone for what transpired a week ago in Charlotte, and this is the prime scenario to pull it off. Teams looking to avenge a loss earlier in the season can be quite a profitable play and given the manner in which the Wizards lost and the freshness of it, the Wizards will be undoubtedly making to look an example of the Hornets.

Hornets at Wizards Pick 03/15/2019

While both teams' playoff dreams seem to have been vanquished, the Wizards can take away a moral victory with a win here. The Wizards will win this game by several possessions and generate their seventh consecutive while they do so.

Free Pick: 
Take Washington -3.5