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New Orleans HornetsWashington Wizards
March 15, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Washington Wizards Odds

22-43TEAM RECORD21-42

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Washington and New Orleans on Friday, with the host Wizards trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Wizards bring a 21-42 record (37-25-1 ATS) to the battle against the 22-43 Hornets, who are 33-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 23-39-1 so far and the Hornets go 36-29. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wizards rated this week at No. 15 and the Hornets sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 92-91 result in favor of the Wizards today.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 91.9 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 15 at 98 PPG. The Wizards field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, less than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.2% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 16-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.8 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 108-98 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Eric Gordon scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 108-98 to Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Tuesday).

In their last action, Washington was a 106-93 winner at home against the Bucks. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (199) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Milwaukee was victimized for 23 points and 10 assists by John Wall as the Wizards defeated the Bucks 106-93 in NBA action on Wednesday.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

A few Hornets at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New Orleans's last 17 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 10 games
Washington is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at Minnesota, Sunday, March 17
Washington home to Phoenix, Saturday, March 16