Two Eastern conference playoff contenders will meet from the NBA on Wednesday March 12th as the Charlotte Bobcats will visit the Washington Wizards. The Bobcats and Wizards will get things started from Washington at 7PM Eastern Time and the NBA League Pass Channel will provide the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NBA wagering odds listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NBA game has the home side Washington Wizards favored by -5 ½ points with an over under total set at 198 ½ points. Those betting the Washington Wizards on the money line will lay -210 odds while those who wager on Charlotte on the money line will get back +175 odds.
The Charlotte Bobcats are legitimate playoff contender as they put some distance on the ninth seeded teams in Detroit and the New York Knicks in the playoff chase. They enter play winners of three of their past four games and during that stretch the team has wins against the Indiana Pacers and the Denver Nuggets. One of the reasons for this turnaround has been the addition of Al Jefferson. The veteran Jefferson leads the Bobcats in several areas as he averages 21 points a game, pulls down 10 rebounds a game and converts on 50.3% from the field. This gives the Bobcats and inside and outside option when you factor guard Kemba Walker in this situation. When the Bobcats were a horrid team the past several years they did not have a good big man down low who can get good looks at the basket. The Bobcats guards were shooting way too much and because guards shoot from distance the shooting percentage was extremely low as the team was one of the worst shooting teams in the past few seasons. Now with Jefferson down low increasing the teams shooting percentage they are having success as the guards don’t shoot too much for Charlotte. Even in their bad years the Bobcats were a pretty good defensive team. Now that they have restructured some balance inside and outside on their roster the Bobcats are a rising team in the Eastern conference. Washington has not been a good favorite at home laying points. The defense has not been good lately as the club has surrendered over 100 points in five of their past seven games.
With our NBA Pro Basketball pick for Wednesday we will play on the Charlotte Bobcats +5 ½ points against the Washington Wizards at online sportsbooks.