A pair of conference rivals face off on Friday, March 15 as the Wizards (29-39, 21-12 home) host the Hornets (30-37, 9-23 away) at 7:00 p.m. EST at Capital One Arena.
These two clubs have faced one another three times in 2018-19, with the Hornets winning on two occasions. The last time they played on March 9th, 2019, Charlotte won 112-111 behind 30 points from Marvin Williams.
The Wizards began the day as 3.5-point favorites for this contest, with an over/under total of 232. Visit one of our most trusted sportsbooks to make a wager today. Charlotte is 30-36-1 against the spread this season and 38-29-0 over/under. Washington, meanwhile, is 33-35-0 ATS and 42-26-0 over/under.
Charlotte enters the game ranked 22nd in the league in defensive rating. They’re giving up 111.8 points per contest and are limiting opposing teams to 47.0% from the floor and 35.0% from deep. Offensively, they’re averaging 110.8 points and are 23rd in rebounds and 22nd in assists.
On the flip side, Washington ranks 13th in offensive rating. The Wizards are averaging 114.4 points per game on 44.0% shooting and are 27th in rebounds and fifth in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 116.8 points per game and are ninth in field goals allowed and 29th in three-pointers allowed.
Both clubs have been busy lately. The Wizards are coming off of a 90-100 win against the Magic in Orlando in which they shot 8 for 27 from deep and won the war on the glass 55-53.
The Hornets, meanwhile, are fresh off a 106-118 loss against the Rockets in Houston in which they dished out 23 assists and scratched and clawed their way to four steals. Kemba Walker led the way with 40 points.
All told, the Hornets have won three of their previous ten games and are 10th in the Eastern Conference, while the Wizards have have come out on the losing end of five of their last ten and are 11th in the Eastern Conference.