Looking to win big? The Hornets and Wizards face off at 7:00 ET on MNMT. The Wizards are hosting the game at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 242 points and the Wizards are the favorite to win at home vs. the Hornets.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Wizards -2
This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 10th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-103 in favor of the Wizards.
- Our projections have Kyle Kuzma finishing with Kyle Kuzma points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists.
- From the field, we have the Wizards finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 12 threes.
Will Charlotte Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
The Hornets head into today’s action with an overall record of 2-5 and have gone 1-2 over their previous three games. At the moment, the team holds 14th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Southeast division.
Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 3-4 for the season so far. In their last two road games, Charlotte has successfully covered the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 2-1 on the road in contrast to 1-3 at home.
In their latest game, the Hornets offense put up 116 points against the Wizards. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.9% and made 8 threes. LaMelo Ball led the team in scoring, putting up 34 points. Additionally, Gordon Hayward contributed 18 points for the Hornets.
Coming into the game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 123.1 points per game (28th).
Charlotte’s defense is currently forcing 14.7 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 11th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.7 rejections per game.
Can the Wizards Please their Home Crowd?
The Wizards have a below .500 record of 2-5 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Hornets. At this time, the team’s rank is 13th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 4th in the Southeast division.
Against the spread, Washington are currently above .500, at 4-3 ATS. On the road, the Wizards have an ATS record of 3-2, as opposed to a 1-1 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Wizards are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 132 points vs. the Hornets. This figure is more than their season average of 119.3 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Kyle Kuzma, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 25, while Jordan Poole also carries a PPG average of 17.4 into the game.
Facing Charlotte, the Wizards aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 126.9 points allowed per game (30th).
On two point field goal attempts, the Wizards’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 60.1% and allowing 38.5% from beyond the arc.