Monday, January 23, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Washington Wizards travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, January 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 23-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 106.1 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 23-21. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.4 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 2.3.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 23 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 10.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.7 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Cody Zeller averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Washington averages 106.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 24th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Charlotte averages 105.4 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 54.6 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 12.1 per game. The Hornets allow 103 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 4th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 109 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106. They get 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 24-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 27-16-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-22-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 23-21-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
01/22/17 G Bradley Beal Head probable Monday vs. Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/22/17 G Jeremy Lamb Toe doubtful Monday vs. Washington
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4.5
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