At 7:00 ET, the 15-47 Hornets head to Washington to take on the 9-53 Wizards. Charlotte is currently on a five-game losing streak and is 13th in the Eastern Conference. Washington is 15th in the East and has lost 16 straight.

The Wizards are favored by three points in this Southeast Division matchup. The over/under line is set at 225.5. The Hornets are +123 on the moneyline, while the Wizards are -149. You can catch this game on MNMT.


The Pick: Washington Wizards -3

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-107 in favor of the Wizards.
  • Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.7% and knocking down 12 threes.

Are the Hornets Ready for a Win at Washington?

Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 29-33, and their games have averaged 225 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 225.5, and the team has hit the under in two straight games.

The Hornets are 13-45 as underdogs this season and have gone 24-32 vs. the spread as underdogs. Their ATS record on the road is 12-19, and they have covered the spread in two straight road games.

Charlotte’s last game vs. the Magic finished with a combined score of 190 points, falling well short of the O/U line of 208. The Hornets lost the game by a score of 101-89, going in as 8.5-point underdogs.

This season, the Hornets are 15-47 and are currently in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-30 and 4-7 against their division.

In the Eastern Conference, Charlotte is 24-36 vs. the spread, and they are 12-17 ATS at home and 12-19 ATS on the road. The team has lost five straight games.

This season, the Hornets are 29th in scoring at 107.3 points per game. On the road, they are 30th at 106.3 points per game.

When it comes to pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the league at 97.4 possessions per game.

So far, the Hornets have scored below the NBA scoring average in 67.7% of their games. They are also on a two-game streak of scoring less than their season average.

So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 117.7 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.5% while allowing 37.9% from downtown.

Can the Washington Offense Score Enough at Home?

Washington is favored for today’s game against the Hornets (-3). This season, the Wizards have been favored in just three of their games, going 0-3 straight-up and 0-3 against the spread. Their ATS record as the favorite is 8-20 at home and 28-30 overall.

The Wizards have an O/U record of 31-31 this season, and the over has hit in their last four games. This year, their games have averaged 239.1 points per game, compared to today’s O/U line of 225.5.

Coming into today’s game, the Wizards have lost 16 straight games and are 9-53 on the season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 15th place and 5th in the Southeast Division.

Washington’s most recent game was a 119-109 loss to the Magic. They were 7.5-point underdogs in that game and are now 28-33 ATS for the season. The O/U line for that game was 223.5.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the fastest-paced team in the NBA, averaging 102.8 possessions per game. They are also 1st in two-point attempts (5th in makes), but just 14th in three-point attempts.

Overall, Washington is 15th in scoring at 114.5 points per game. However, their scoring average is just 22nd at home (113.7 PPG).

So far this season, the Wizards have outscored the NBA average in 45.2% of their games. They are also 9th in assists (28.2 APG).

The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 124.6 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.6% and 37.0% from three-point territory.