Washington Wizards vs. Charlotte Hornets - 12/10/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Washington -1
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (9-16, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Washington Wizards (7-15, 4th in the Southeast Division) at Spectrum Center on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Charlotte opens this game as 1 point dogs. The total opens at 235.5.
The Wizards cover the spread 57.1% of the time, having gone 12-9-1 ATS. Charlotte is covering 48.0% of the time, going 12-13-0 against the spread.
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/7/2019 Isaiah Thomas PG Calf Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
12/5/2019 Jordan McRae SG Finger Expected to be out until at least Dec 20
12/4/2019 C.J SF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jan 15
12/4/2019 Thomas Bryant C Foot Expected to be out until at least Jan 5
7/23/2019 John Wall PG Achilles Expected to be out until at least May 1
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/8/2019 P.J PF Ankle Game Time Decision
12/8/2019 Marvin Williams PF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 10
Bradley Beal comes into this contest averaging 28.0 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Davis Bertans averages 14.9 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Terry Rozier averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington averages 118.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 28.3 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.3 per game. The Wizards allow 122.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 50% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 26.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 25th in the league with 105.4 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 41.7 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Hornets are 11th in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Hornets surrender 113.1 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.9 assists allowed per contest and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Wizards are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113, and their defensive rating of 117.1 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. Washington is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league.
Charlotte is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.7, and their defensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Washington -1
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