Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards Pick
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.
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Charlotte Hornets at Washington Wizards Overview
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.
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.
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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.