Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets
October 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3.5 / Washington Wizards +3.5
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The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday in preseason NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Washington Wizards have lost 8 of their last 9 preseason games. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 6 straight preseason games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 87 points on 36.9 percent shooting and allowing 96 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Rui Hachimura is averaging 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Monté Morris is averaging 9 points and 5 assists. Kyle Kuzma is grabbing 4 rebounds, and Kristaps Porziņģis is dishing 4 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 26.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 17.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 62 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 95 points on 34.5 percent shooting and allowing 128 points on 52.5 percent shooting. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 17 points and 2 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 14 points and 7 rebounds. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 18.4 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams with how they’ve looked in the preseason up to this point. With that said, we’re getting free points with the Wizards. Yes, the Wizards haven’t had recent preseason success, but at least we’re not being asked to lay chalk with them. The Charlotte Hornets have been on the struggle bus offensively through 3 games, and they’ve shown us no reason to back them in the favorite role. It’s Wizards and the points or pass for me.