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Home-Court Advantage Huge When Hornets & Wizards Collide

The battle for the Southeast Division is heating up as the Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets remain within three games of one another for the top spot. The Hornets can leapfrog the Wiz tonight with a win when the clubs collide in North Carolina, with oddsmakers opening Washington as 4.5-point underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 215.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Wizards are 1-4 SU in their last five games on the road against the Hornets.
  • The Hornets are 2-6 SU in their last eight games against teams with winning records.
  • The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as home favorites.

Charlotte has been up and down throughout the first half of the campaign but appears to be turning the corner right now. Steve Clifford’s squad has outscored Portland, Toronto and Brooklyn by a combined 64 points in its last three games. The Hornets limited the Raptors and Blazers to an average of 81.5 points in the first two games of their five-game homestand.

The Hornets would be wise to let Bradley Beal fire at will tonight. The Wizards shooting guard has gone 12 of 42 from the floor in his last three games while going 1-for-21 from 3-point range in that span.

Home sides have been dominating this series, as visiting teams are 0-6 SU in the last six clashes between the Hornets and Wizards. Washington earned a 109-106 home win in their first meeting of the season in D.C. on December 14.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Charlotte Hornets opened as -4.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 215.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 107-105 win for the Hornets on Monday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Washington Wizards have seen them go 23-20 and 24-19 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Charlotte Hornets are at 23-21 and 21-22-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Hornets are 23-21, while the Washington Wizards are 27-16. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Charlotte vs Washington injuries news.

This game pits the Charlotte Hornets, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Washington Wizards, who rate No. 8 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Washington Wizards rank No. 26 in the league with 42.42 per game. That compares with Charlotte's No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Charlotte is the NBA's No. 11-ranked team at 9.66 per game, while the Washington Wizards rate No. 24 with 8.49 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wizards endured a 113-112 loss at the hands of the Pistons on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from John Wall at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Ramon Sessions scored 17 points leading the Hornets to a 112-105 victory over Brooklyn at Spectrum Center on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Charlotte is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Boston, Tuesday, January 24th
Charlotte home to Golden State, Wednesday, January 25th