Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 16, 2021

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The Charlotte Hornets (33-38) are underdogs (+5.5) as they attempt to stop a four-game losing streak when they visit the Washington Wizards (33-38) at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at Capital One Arena. The game airs on NBCS-DC. The matchup's over/under is set at 229.5.

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Wizards vs Hornets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Wizards-5.5-110-110229.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over on Sunday's 229.5 total in 41 out of 71 games (57.7%) this year.
  • In Charlotte's games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday's matchup over/under in 22 out of 71 matchups (31%).
  • The point total for the game of 229.5 is 3.3 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Wizards (116.7 points per game) and the Hornets (109.5 points per game).
  • The 229.9 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 0.4 more than the 229.5 total in this contest.
  • On average, the Wizards have seen a 235.3 over/under in their games this season, 5.8 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 8.7 points separates this game's over/under (229.5 points) and the average total points bet in Hornets' games (220.8 points) this season.

Wizards Betting Data

  • Washington beat the spread more often than not this season, going 38-32 against the spread.
  • When they are at least 5.5-point favorites, the Wizards have an ATS record of 8-5.
  • Washington and its opponents have hit the over in 52.9% of games (37 out of 70 matchups).

Wizards Key Players

  • Russell Westbrook leads the Wizards in both rebounds (11.5 per game) and assists (11.8 per game).
  • Washington's scoring leader is Bradley Beal, who racks up 31.4 points per game.
  • Davis Bertans is the top three-point shooter for the Wizards, hitting 3.0 per game.
  • Washington's steals leader is Westbrook, who averages 1.4 per game. Daniel Gafford leads the team averaging 1.4 blocks a contest.

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Wizards Last 10 Games

Wizards Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalWizards MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/14/2021Cavaliers120-105 WASYesHome-9.5223.5-750525Regular SeasonYesOver
5/12/2021Hawks120-116 ATLNoAway+3.5231.5165-200Regular SeasonNoOver
5/10/2021Hawks125-124 ATLNoAway+7.5240.5750-1200Regular SeasonYesOver
5/8/2021Pacers133-132 WASYesAway-2.5249.5-155125Regular SeasonNoOver
5/6/2021Raptors131-129 WASNoAway+4.5222.5240-300Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-46-410-0-0248.6127.4121.2+0.534.9%

Wizards Injuries

Wizards:Raul Neto: Day To Day (Hamstring),Garrison Mathews: Day To Day (Wrist),Bradley Beal: Day To Day (Hamstring),Thomas Bryant: Out For Season (Left knee),Deni Avdija: Out For Season (Leg)

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Hornets Betting Data

  • Charlotte has a 35-34 record against the spread, covering in 50.7% of their games.
  • The Hornets have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 5.5 points or more, going 2-3 against the spread.
  • In most of Charlotte's games this season, the teams have not hit the over (28 out of 69 games, 40.6%).

Hornets Key Players

  • Terry Rozier scores 20.4 points per game to be the top scorer for the Hornets.
  • The Charlotte leaders in rebounding and assists are Cody Zeller with 6.9 rebounds per game (he also adds 9.4 points and 1.8 assists per game) and LaMelo Ball with 6.2 assists per game (he also tacks on 15.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game).
  • Devonte' Graham is dependable from distance and leads the Hornets with 3.3 made threes per game.
  • Charlotte's leader in steals is Ball (1.6 per game), and its leader in blocks is P.J. Washington (1.2 per game).

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Hornets Last 10 Games

Hornets Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHornets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/15/2021Knicks118-109 NYNoAway+14.5215.51250-3000Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Clippers113-90 LACNoHome+4.5205.5225-275Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/11/2021Nuggets117-112 DENNoHome+2.5216.5--Regular SeasonNoOver
5/9/2021Pelicans112-110 NOYesHome-4.5243.5-225180Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/7/2021Magic122-112 CHAYesHome-3.5235.5-225180Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
3-72-83-7-0219.9107.3112.6-1.737.4%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),Cody Martin: Day To Day (Ankle)

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