The Washington Wizards (9-7) host the Charlotte Hornets (4-13) at Capital One Arena, beginning at 6:00 PM ET on Sunday, November 20, 2022. The Wizards are 4.5-point favorites in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 220.5 points for this contest.
Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -199 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +165 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 220.5 points.
Wizards vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, November 20, 2022
- Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Washington D.C.
- Arena: Capital One Arena
Wizards vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Wizards have played 16 games, with eight wins against the spread. Washington has been chosen as the favorite in eight games this year and has walked away with the win five times (62.5%) in those games. Wizards games this year have hit the over seven times in 17 opportunities (41.2%).
Against the spread, the Hornets are 6-11-0 this year. Charlotte has compiled a 2-10 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 16.7% of those games). Hornets games this season have gone over the total in nine of 17 opportunities (52.9%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Wizards vs. Hornets Injury Report
Wizards: Jordan Goodwin: Questionable (Knee), Monte Morris: Questionable (Ankle), Delon Wright: Out (Hamstring)
Hornets: Mark Williams: Questionable (Ankle), Dennis Smith: Questionable (Ankle), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Washington has struggled to put up points this season, ranking fifth-worst in the league with 108.8 points per game. It has fared better on defense, ranking seventh by giving up 109.9 points per contest. The Wizards are putting up 109.9 points per game this year in home games, which is 3.1 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (106.8). The Wizards’ offense has been worse over their last 10 games, scoring 108.6 points a contest compared to the 108.8 they’ve averaged this year.
So far this season, Washington is sinking 11.1 threes per game (23rd-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 35% (17th-ranked) from three-point land. The Wizards are attempting 55 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 63.5% of the shots they’ve taken (and 72.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.6 treys per contest, which are 36.5% of their shots (and 27.2% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte scores 109.9 points per game and allow 115.8, making them 22nd in the league offensively and 24th on defense. The Hornets average 106 points per game at home, and 112.7 away. In their previous 10 games, the Hornets are scoring 105 points per contest, 4.9 fewer points than their season average (109.9).
In 2022-23 Charlotte is 25th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.9 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (32.2%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have taken 63.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 36.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.6% of the Hornets’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.4% have been 3-pointers.
Wizards vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is the Wizards, and we expect that Wizards will cover the spread (Wizards -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220.5 points.
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