Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards 11/22/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+3.5)
The Washington Wizards (11-5) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (10-8) at Capital One Arena on Monday. Charlotte is 3.5-point dogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is 215.5.
The Hornets took the court against the Hawks and took a loss by a score of 115-105 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Hornets walked away with 22 while the Hawks had 12 fouls. They also knocked down 12 out of their 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. Atlanta finished 81.0% from the free throw line by converting 17 of 21 attempts. Furthermore, Atlanta collected 37 boards (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Atlanta dished out 45 assists and had 24 steals for the matchup. Concerning defending, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 52.4% from the field on 43 of 82 shooting. They also doled out 26 assists for this game while forcing 6 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 52 with 21 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Hornets knocked down 9 of 15 tries for a percentage of 60.0%. Charlotte ended the game having earned a 42.2% field goal percentage (43 of 102) and knocked down 10 of their 40 shots from beyond the perimeter.
LaMelo Ball is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 15 points on 5 out of 18 shooting. He played for 34 minutes and totaled 10 boards. Ball finished 27.8% from the floor and also totaled 11 assists.
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Charlotte will enter this game with a mark of 10-8 this year. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a group are committing 19.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 46.0 rebounds per contest and has tallied 473 assists for the season, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing. The Hornets are shooting 36.3% on shots from downtown (233 of 642) and 72.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 112.3 points per outing (2nd in the league) while shooting 45.1% from the field.
On defense, the Hornets have forced 15.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. They concede 33.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 29th in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.7). The Hornets defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.2% (752 of 1,628) and they relinquish 48.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists with 459 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Wizards walked away with a victory by a final of 103-100 against the Heat. In the matter of how they rebounded, Washington permitted Miami to grab 27 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.9% from distance by going 7 of 27 and finished the game at 17 out of 20 at the charity stripe (85.0%). The Wizards allowed the Heat to knock down 38 out of their 81 attempts from the field which had them at 46.9% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Wizards shot 36 for 74 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.6%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Washington made 11 out of 30 attempts (36.7%). They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 87.0%. The Heat were called for 12 personal fouls for the contest which took the Wizards to the free throw line for 23 attempts. They gave up possession 19 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Wizards earned 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards for a total of 35 in the matchup.
Bradley Beal was important for the Wizards in this contest. He buried 8 out of 17 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and tallied 4 rebounds. Beal racked up 21 points in his 37 mins on the court and had 9 assists in this matchup.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 11-5 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Wizards are connecting on 45.9% from the floor, which is 13th in the league. Washington has accounted for 1,696 points so far this season (106.0 per contest) and they average 46.0 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.4 times per game (13th in the NBA) and they turn the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Wizards are committing 18.1 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 79.3% from the free throw line.
The Washington defense concedes 30.9% on three-point shots (149 of 482) and their opposition makes 80.3% of their free throw attempts. They allow 21.8 dimes and 45.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 7th and 14th in the league. The Wizards on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 103.4. They have forced 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Washington (-3.5)
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