Washington Wizards (11-11) vs. Charlotte Hornets (6-15)
December 2, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +3; Over/Under: +221.5
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The Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Washington Wizards have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 6 of their last 9 games.
The Washington Wizards are averaging 110.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.6 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 21.6 points and 2.5 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer, and Rui Hachimura is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 109.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.5 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 19.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall. The under is 20-8-1 in Hornets last 29 home games. The Wizards are 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
I’m not running to the window to lay chalk with the Washington Wizards on the road, but the Hornets are a complete mess and things won’t improve with no Ball. The Charlotte Hornets are losing on the season by an average of 6.2 points, and they lose at home by an average of 4.2 points. The Hornets are one of the worst teams in the league. Give me the Wizards.