Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards Expert NBA Picks 11/22/2019
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -5.5
Capital One Arena is the venue where Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards (4-8, 4th in the Southeast Division) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (6-9, 3rd in the Southeast Division) on Friday. Charlotte opens this matchup as 5.5 point underdogs. The total has been set at 231.5.
The Hornets are covering 53.3% of the time, having gone 8-7-0 ATS. Washington covers the spread 72.7% of the time, going 8-3-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/20/2019 Ian Mahinmi C Achilles Game Time Decision
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Cody Zeller comes into this game averaging 11.6 points per contest while playing 25.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 8.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 68%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.2 points per contest in 32.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.9 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Bradley Beal scores 30.3 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.7 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Thomas Bryant averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.9 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 22nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 40.9 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 16.8 per game. The Hornets allow 112.8 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 27.0 assists per game which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 17.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 1st in the NBA with 119.7 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.42. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 28.3. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.8. The Wizards give up 121.1 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.3 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 104.4 is ranked 25th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Charlotte is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 2nd in the NBA.
Washington is 24th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Wizards are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 116 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 104.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +5.5
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