Wizards vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, December 2, 2022

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The Washington Wizards (11-11) visit the Charlotte Hornets (6-15) at Spectrum Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Friday, December 2, 2022. The Hornets are 4-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 225.5 points.

How to bet Wizards vs. Hornets

Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -173 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +146 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 225.5 points.

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Wizards vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Wizards vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Wizards have nine wins against the spread in 22 games this season. Washington has been victorious in seven of the 10 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Wizards games this year have eclipsed the over/under 11 times in 21 opportunities (52.4%).

The Hornets have nine wins against the spread in 21 games this year. Charlotte has a 3-12 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 20% of those games). Hornets games this year have hit the over 10 times in 21 opportunities (47.6%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Bradley Beal 16 23.6 3.8 5.6 1.3 0.7 1.8
Kristaps Porzingis 21 21.6 8.7 2.5 0.8 1.6 2.2
Kyle Kuzma 21 20.6 7.9 3.6 0.3 0.4 2.3
Rui Hachimura 16 11.6 4.8 1.1 0.3 0.5 0.8
Corey Kispert 14 9 2.2 1.8 0.6 0.1 1.6

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 13 20.5 4.7 5.6 0.6 0.2 2.6
Kelly Oubre Jr. 21 19.7 5.2 1.2 1.7 0.3 2.3
LaMelo Ball 3 19.3 3.7 7 1 0.3 3.3
Gordon Hayward 11 16.3 4.3 4.4 0.6 0.3 1.5
P.J. Washington 21 15.9 4.7 1.9 0.6 0.9 1.9
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Wizards vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Out (Shoulder), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

On offense, Washington is posting 110.4 points per game (21st-ranked in league). It is allowing 111.5 points per contest on defense (11th-ranked). Offensively the Wizards have played better at home this season, posting 112.3 points per game, compared to 108.1 per game on the road. The Wizards have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 113.8 points per game in their last 10 outings, 3.4 points more than the 110.4 they’ve scored this season.

Washington is 23rd in the NBA with 10.9 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 20th with a 34.1% shooting percentage from downtown. This season, the Wizards have taken 63.6% two-pointers, accounting for 73.7% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 36.4% from beyond the arc (26.3% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

In 2022-23, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the NBA on offense (109.2 points scored per game) and 21st on defense (115.4 points conceded). At home, the Hornets score 106.6 points per game. On the road, they score 111.2. The Hornets are compiling 109.3 points per game over their previous 10 games, compared to their season average of 109.2.

Beyond the arc, Charlotte is fourth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). And it is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32%. The Hornets take 64.9% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 35.1% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.9% of the Hornets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.1% are 3-pointers.

Wizards vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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