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Wizards face Hornets: NBA odds preview

Washington WizardsNew Orleans Hornets
March 15, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

9-32TEAM RECORD10-33

The New Orleans Hornets host Washington on Thursday, looking to build on their 10-33 mark against the 9-32 Wizards in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.

The Hornets sit at 10-33 (20-23 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Wizards are currently 9-32 (14-27 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 20-22-1 OU, and Washington is 22-19 OU.

View Washington vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Wizards are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 193.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Hornets) and the No. 29 (Wizards) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 89-86 result in favor of the Hornets is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 24-rated squad against Washington's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 28 in the league with 3.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Wizards own the league's No. 29-rated mark, allowing 103.6 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

In their last action, Washington was a 107-98 loser on the road against the Mavericks. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Wizards got a 20-point performance from Trevor Booker, who added 12 rebounds, but Dallas still ran past Washington 107-98 on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

New Orleans was a 107-101 loser in its last match at home against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 208 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets got a terrific 30-point performance from Jarrett Jack but Los Angeles handed them a 107-101 defeat on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

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 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 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
New Orleans is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Washington
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Atlanta, Friday, March 16
New Orleans at New Jersey, Saturday, March 17

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