Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Wizards travelling to New Orleans Tuesday to face the Hornets on Tuesday.
The Wizards will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 8-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 10-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Washington is 10-7 on the totals; New Orleans is 10-9.
For bettors going with the Hornets in this one, they were listed earlier as 5-point favorites on the betting line at . Totals bettors have seen that number set at 188 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 26 and the Wizards at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 89-88 result in favor of the Hornets.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wizards rank No. 14 in the league with 42.2 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Wizards rate No. 17 with 6.8 per contest.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99.4 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 101-97 loser as they battled the Warriors at home. The Wizards covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 198 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington suffered a 101-97 loss against Golden State on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jordan Crawford in a losing effort at Verizon Center.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 106-90 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Orleans got 24 points from Ryan Anderson but lost anyway 106-90 against the Heat on Saturday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
A few Wizards at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games at home
New Orleans is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Washington
Washington at Houston, Wednesday, December 12
New Orleans at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, December 12