Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 14-11. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 102.2 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 9-14. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.9 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -2.3.
Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Kemba Walker averages 22.8 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Bradley Beal averages 21.9 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. John Wall averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 9.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Charlotte averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 56 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per game which ranks them 4th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 11.8 per game. The Hornets allow 102.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.5 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Washington averages 103.9 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 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 13th in the NBA. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 19th with 14.6 per game. The Wizards allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.6 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Wizards force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.3 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 105.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-12-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 14-11-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-14-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 15-8-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/11/16 PG Kemba Walker Knee injured last game, probable Monday vs. Indiana
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +1
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