Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 4/10/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is the location where the Charlotte Hornets (42-39) will try to beat the Washington Wizards (35-46) on Sunday.
The Wizards faced the Knicks and ended up losing by a score of 114-92 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Wizards finished with 19 while the Knicks finished the game with 10 fouls. They also buried 16 of their 39 attempts from distance. New York finished the game at 80.0% from the free throw line by burying 16 of their 20 shots. Moreover, New York had 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. New York totaled 42 dimes and had 27 steals for this contest. In relation to the defense, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 46.6% from the field on 41 out of 88 shooting. They also dished out 21 dimes in this game while creating 3 turnovers and having 5 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they collected a total of 37 with 2 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wizards buried 13 of 17 shots for a rate of 76.5%. Washington walked away from the contest having earned a 50.7% FG percentage (35 out of 69) and buried 9 of 28 3-point shots.
Rui Hachimura is one player who was a major factor for this game. Hachimura finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and also dished out 1 assist. He saw the court for 28 minutes played and grabbed 3 rebounds. He ended up scoring 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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Washington comes into this game with a record of 35-46 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Washington is grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game and has totaled 2,027 assists for the year, which ranks 10th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are hitting 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (852 of 2,489) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 108.6 pts per contest (22nd in the league) while hitting 47.2% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wizards are able to force 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 8th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,907 conceded for the campaign. The Wizards are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (3,336 of 7,198) and they concede 44.2 rebounds per game as a team. They give up 35.9% from beyond the arc and they are 16th in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hornets walked away with a victory by a final of 133-117 when they faced the Bulls. The Hornets were able to corral 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 38 for this game. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Bulls committed 12 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hornets to the free throw line for 10 tries. They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Charlotte made 19 out of their 40 tries (47.5%). When this game wrapped up, the Hornets walked away from this one shooting 52 for 86 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 60.5%. The Hornets permitted the Bulls to make 44 of their 82 attempts from the field which had them shooting 53.7% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 54.2% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 13 out of 24 and ended up going 16 of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). In relation to cleaning up the glass, Charlotte permitted Chicago to grab 25 overall (6 on the offensive side).
LaMelo Ball was important for the Hornets for this game. Ball tallied 24 points in his 29 minutes on the court and added 9 dimes in this matchup. He converted 8 of 16 for the contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 42-39 this season. The Hornets commit 19.9 personal fouls per game and they shoot 74.1% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 28.0 times per contest (2nd in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest. Charlotte has scored 9,333 points for the year (115.2 per contest) and they grab 44.5 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hornets are shooting 46.7% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in basketball.
The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 27th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 115.0. They are forcing 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the floor (20th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense gives up 36.2% on 3-point shots (1,140 of 3,147) and their opponents are converting on 76.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 26.5 assists and 47.0 rebounds per contest, ranking them 29th and 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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