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Hornets vs. Wizards prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, April 10 best bets from model on 84-54 run

Eastern Conference rivals collide when the Washington Wizards (35-46) and the Charlotte Hornets (42-39) match up on Sunday afternoon. Charlotte, currently the No. 10 seed, will have a chance to suit up in the NBA play-in tournament. The Hornets are on a two-game win streak, defeating the Chicago Bulls on Friday. On the other side, Washington has dropped two straight, losing to the New York Knicks in its last contest. 

Tip-off from the Spectrum Center is at 3:30 p.m. ET. Charlotte is favored by 12.5-points in the latest Wizards vs. Hornets odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 232.5. Before locking in any Hornets vs. Wizards picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 25 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 84-54 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Hornets vs. Wizards, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Wizards vs. Hornets:

  • Wizards vs. Hornets spread: Charlotte -12.5
  • Wizards vs. Hornets over-under: 232.5 points
  • CHA: The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite
  • WAS: The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight-up loss

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Why the Hornets can cover

Guard LaMelo Ball is a unique and dynamic playmaker in the backcourt for Charlotte. Ball has superb court vision, consistently finding the open man. The 2020 third overall pick has great size at the position and can be an assist machine. Ball is ninth in the league in assists (7.6), along with 20.1 points and 6.6 rebounds. He’s produced consecutive 20-plus point outings, which includes 24 points, five rebounds, and nine assists in his last contest. 

Center Montrezl Harrell is an energizer bunny off the bench for the Hornets. Harrell is a very good rebounder and excels running in transition. The Louisville product is a lot to deal which in the paint due to his strength and relentlessness. He logs 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. In his last matchup, Harrell recorded 14 points and six rebounds. 

Why the Wizards can cover

Forward Rui Hachimura is an athletic wing on the perimeter, defending multiple positions. Hachimura has a reliable mid-range jumper and can run the floor well in transition. The 2019 first-round pick averages 11.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga product has recorded 20-plus points in four of his last seven outings. On April 5, Hachimura finished with 21 points, five rebounds and four assists. 

Daniel Gafford is a good athlete with solid length at either the power forward or center position. Gafford defends the paint well and can also get a bucket down low. He averages 9.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. On April 5, the Arkansas product produced 24 points, 12 rebounds, and shot 10-for-11 from the floor. 

How to make Wizards vs. Hornets picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 229 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Hornets vs. Wizards? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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