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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Wizards -5.5 -110 -110 229.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Wizards Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/14/2021 Cavaliers 120-105 WAS Yes Home -9.5 223.5 -750 525 Regular Season Yes Over
5/12/2021 Hawks 120-116 ATL No Away +3.5 231.5 165 -200 Regular Season No Over
5/10/2021 Hawks 125-124 ATL No Away +7.5 240.5 750 -1200 Regular Season Yes Over
5/8/2021 Pacers 133-132 WAS Yes Away -2.5 249.5 -155 125 Regular Season No Over
5/6/2021 Raptors 131-129 WAS No Away +4.5 222.5 240 -300 Regular Season Yes Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 6-4 10-0-0 248.6 127.4 121.2 +0.5 34.9%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Hornets Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/15/2021 Knicks 118-109 NY No Away +14.5 215.5 1250 -3000 Regular Season Yes Over
5/13/2021 Clippers 113-90 LAC No Home +4.5 205.5 225 -275 Regular Season No Under
5/11/2021 Nuggets 117-112 DEN No Home +2.5 216.5 Regular Season No Over
5/9/2021 Pelicans 112-110 NO Yes Home -4.5 243.5 -225 180 Regular Season No Under
5/7/2021 Magic 122-112 CHA Yes Home -3.5 235.5 -225 180 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
3-7 2-8 3-7-0 219.9 107.3 112.6 -1.7 37.4%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:

Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),

Cody Martin: Day To Day (Ankle)

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