Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 11/20/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Washington Wizards
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Charlotte Hornets are traveling to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they will compete against the Washington Wizards.
The Hornets took the court against the Pacers and took a loss by a final of 125-113 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Hornets walked away with 23 while the Pacers accounted for 18 fouls. They knocked down 11 of their 28 attempts from beyond the arc. Indiana finished the contest at 83.9% when shooting free throws by making 26 of 31 attempts. Moreover, Indiana collected 34 rebounds (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 4 rejections. Indiana doled out 27 dimes and had 11 steals for the contest. When it comes to defending, Charlotte allowed their opponent to shoot 53.7% from the floor on 44 out of 82 shooting. They also recorded 29 assists in the matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. When talking about pulling down boards, they collected a total of 44 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Hornets converted 15 of 18 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Charlotte ended the contest having earned a 45.7% FG percentage (43 out of 94) and made 12 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land.
LaMelo Ball is a player who played a role in the matchup. He accumulated 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 37 mins and collected 1 rebound. Ball shot 58.8% from the floor and totaled 6 dimes.
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Charlotte enters this one with a win-loss record of 4-12 for the season. They currently have an average of 109.2 pts per game (23rd in the league) while connecting on 44.8% from the floor. The Hornets are shooting 32.3% on 3-pointers (171 of 529) and 73.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 44.7 boards per game and has accumulated 412 assists so far this season, which is 5th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 21.5 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 15.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. They are 28th in the NBA in giving up assists with 416 surrendered for the season. The Hornets defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.7% (667 of 1,428) and they surrender 46.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 33.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 20th in the league in points per game allowed (114.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Wizards took a loss by a final score of 121-120 when they faced the Thunder. In relation to cleaning the glass, Washington permitted Oklahoma City to grab 37 in total (9 offensive). They finished the game shooting 51.6% from three-point range by shooting 16 out of 31 and finished the game at 17 out of 26 from the charity stripe (65.4%). The Wizards allowed the Thunder to convert 44 of 81 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 54.3% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Wizards finished the game shooting 44 for 86 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.2%. In terms of 3-point shots, Washington made 17 of 34 tries (50.0%). They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a rate of 88.2%. The Thunder were called for 22 fouls in this matchup which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for 17 shots. They turned the ball over 19 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Wizards earned 30 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 41 in this game.
Kristaps Porzingis was important for the Wizards for the matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 15 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.3%, and had 9 rebounds. Porzingis totaled 27 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 4 assists for the matchup.
Washington has a win-loss mark of 8-7 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Wizards are hitting on 47.3% from the field, which ranks 9th in the NBA. Washington has scored 1,633 points on the campaign (108.9 per contest) and they pull in 44.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.5 times per contest (15th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.1 times per game. The Wizards commit 19.3 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 78.9% from the free throw line.
The Wizards are ranked 10th in the NBA in points given up per game with 110.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (7th in the NBA). The Washington defense concedes 38.5% on 3-point shots (195 of 507) and opponents are knocking down 78.4% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 23.8 assists and 42.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 9th and 11th in the league.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington
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