New Orleans Hornets versus Washington Wizards Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Preview 12-11-2012

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The 2-15 Washington Wizards will travel to face the 5-14 New Orleans Hornets in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from New Orleans is slated for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The current odds in this game have the home club New Orleans Hornets favored by -4 points and the over under line is set at 187 points. When the odds were released a few hours back the Hornets were -4 ½ point favorite and the over under line was 187 points. No movement on the total but a ½ point move on the Wizards side.

Last year during the lockout season the teams met once and it was Washington with the 99-89 road win against the Hornets as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game went under 195 points. Trend: The under is 4-0 in their past four head to head meetings.

The Wizards are 0-8 straight up on the road this season. After their win a week ago against Miami the team has dropped two straight games. They come off the 101-97 home defeat on Saturday night to the Golden St Warriors as a +4 ½ point underdog.With the team playing without John Wall this season they are 29th in the NBA in scoring with just 91 points a game and rank last in field goal percentage making just 41.2% of their shots.

The Hornets are just 3-8 on their home court this season. They are missing their two best players in Eric Gordon who is battling a knee problem and rookie Anthony Davis with a right ankle injury that will sideline him another two weeks. As you would expect the Hornets will have trouble scoring and they do ranking 27th in the league in scoring offense with just 92 points scored per game. New Orleans has lost three straight and five of their past six games. They come off the 106-90 road defeat on Saturday to the Miami Heat as a +14 point underdog.