Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards 5/16/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards 5/16/2021 – This is one of the games to watch in the last day of the NBA season as the Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards duke it out to improve their playoff standing. They will be facing each other this coming Sunday, May 16 and it will be at the Capital One Arena located in Washington, D.C. This game will be covered live on television at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time by NBC Sports Washington and Bally Sports SE-CHA. NBA League Pass will have both feeds up on their online live streaming platform. The Charlotte Hornets are the underdogs in NBA betting lines against the Washington Wizards.
Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards 5/16/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards 5/16/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
This season has been very bitter-sweet for the Charlotte Hornets as they were rolling and even had the fourth-best record in the NBA Eastern Conference until the injury bug plagued the team’s best players. LaMelo Ball was sidelined for more than a month while Gordon Hayward is still not playing until the play-in tournament finishes. They are now in a tight battle with the Washington Wizards on who will be the eighth-best team in the east standings. In this game, Terry Rozier is the best player to lead them along with Devonte Graham. LaMelo Ball has a good chance of sealing the rookie of the year honors if he shows good resiliency.
Players to watch: T. Rozier SG 67 GP 67 GS 34.3 MIN 20.5 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 4.2 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 2.2 AST/TO 17.24 PER
G. Hayward SF 49 GP 29 GS 28.9 MIN 15.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 2.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.91 PER
L. Ball PG 49 GP 29 GS 28.9 MIN 15.8 PTS 1.2 OR 4.8 DR 6 REB 6.2 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 2.8 PF 2.1 AST/TO 17.91 PER.
Washington Wizards Betting
The Washington Wizards have made it this far after being very close to the bottom of the NBA Eastern Conference standings early this season. Unlike the Charlotte Hornets, the injury bug hit the Wizards early in the season losing Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal for a few games. Thomas Bryant was also sidelined for the entire season and that was a big blow for this team. Rookie Deni Avdija’s season also ended early. It is unsure how the Wizards will treat free agency but with what the players are showing, they are making the most out of the situation in trying to make things work.
Players to Watch: B. Beal SG 59 GP 59 GS 35.8 MIN 31.4 PTS 1.2 OR 3.5 DR 4.7 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 3.1 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 23.22 PER
R. Westbrook PG 64 GP 64 GS 36.4 MIN 22.2 PTS 1.7 OR 9.8 DR 11.5 REB 11.8 AST 1.4 STL 0.4 BLK 4.8 TO 2.9 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.62 PER
T. Bryant C 10 GP 10 GS 27.1 MIN 14.3 PTS 1.8 OR 4.3 DR 6.1 REB 1.5 AST 0.4 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 3.1 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.88 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards 5/16/2021 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Washington are 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal SG Hamstring is “?” Sunday vs Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards Betting Picks
The Washington Wizards are going into this game with their star players intact and the home court advantage. The Charlotte Hornets are the riskier pick in online betting in this very important matchup.
Moneyline: The Hornets as the underdogs are given an ML of +135 with the Wizards getting -162.
ATS: The ATS for this matchup is set at four points with the Hornets getting +4 while the Wizards are at -4.
TOTALs: The total for both teams to dance on is set at 228.5 points with the Wizards going under and Hornets are over.
Score Prediction: 113 – 111, Wizards