Saturday, December 19, 2015
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 194.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 15-10 and a road record of 4-6. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 98.6 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 10-14 and a home record of 4-7. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 106, good for a point differential of -4.8.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 18.2 points per game while playing 34 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.5 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.6 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
John Wall averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 8.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Otto Porter averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Charlotte averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.6 per game. The Hornets allow 98.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Washington averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.4 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 24th with 15.8 per game. The Wizards allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Wizards force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-10-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-12-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 16-8-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/18/15 F Nicolas Batum Illness "?" Saturday vs. Washington
12/17/15 C Al Jefferson Suspension expected to miss 5 games; eligible to return December 26th
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/18/15 F Otto Porter Thigh injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Charlotte
12/12/15 G Bradley Beal Leg expected to miss 2-4 weeks
12/11/15 F Drew Gooden Calf out indefinitely
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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