Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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The Washington Wizards travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 10-7. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 7-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.5 points per contest and giving up 105.4, which is a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 5-12-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 7-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Wall averages 19.6 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 9.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 24.2 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 89%. Jeremy Lamb averages 16 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Washington averages 107.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.65 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 22.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 105.4 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.3 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game this season. Charlotte is 15th in the league with 105.5 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.13. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.4 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 19.8. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Wizards are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 21st in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Hornets are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 18th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -2.5
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