Washington Wizards vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Odds, Lines, Team Props – NBA, Dec. 2

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Dec 02, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Wizards (11-10) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Hornets (6-15)
  • Total (Over/Under): 223.5 points
  • Friday, December 2, 2022 at 7:00pm EST
  • Watch the game on BSSE & NBCS-DC

The Washington Wizards visit Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00pm EST in Charlotte.

The Wizards are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -4.5 (-105).

The Wizards vs Hornets Over/Under is 225.5 total points for the game.

So far this NBA season, the Wizards are 10-11 against the spread, while the Hornets are 9-11 against the spread.


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Wizards vs. Hornets Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Washington Wizards-4.5 -105O 225.5 -110-175
Charlotte Hornets +4.5 -115U 225.5 -110+145

Hornets vs Wizards Prediction for Tonight’s Game:

Based on recent trends, the winning team model predicts the Wizards will win Friday‘s game with 57.6% confidence.

Based on recent against-the-spread (ATS) trends, the model predicts the Wizards will cover the spread for Friday‘s game with 52.2% confidence.

These predictions factor in up-to-date player injuries for both the Wizards and Hornets, plus recent team & player performances and defensive & offensive matchups over the last several NBA games.


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  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 47 of their last 74 games (+16.85 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have covered the 4Q Spread in 42 of their last 66 games (+15.52 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 4Q Moneyline in 31 of their last 48 games (+14.62 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 2H Moneyline in 45 of their last 82 games (+13.09 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 19 of their last 25 away games (+12.42 Units / 44% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 41 games (+17.65 Units / 38% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 44 of their last 68 games (+16.28 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have hit the 2Q Moneyline in 30 of their last 46 games (+15.45 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 26 of their last 36 games at home (+15.15 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have hit the 1H Game Total Under in 26 of their last 36 games at home (+15.05 Units / 38% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Wizards have gone 10-11 (-2.15 Units / -8.87% ROI).

  • 11-11 against the Moneyline (-0.15 Units / -0.5% ROI)
  • 11-11 against the Over for game total points (-1.1 Units / -4.55% ROI)
  • 11-11 against the Under for game total points (-1.1 Units / -4.55% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Hornets have gone 9-11 (-3.1 Units / -13.45% ROI).

  • 6-15 against the Moneyline (-3.05 Units / -13.5% ROI)
  • 10-11 against the Over for game total points (-2.1 Units / -9.09% ROI)
  • 11-10 against the Under for game total points (+0 Units / 0% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 26 of their last 72 games (-26.48 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 31 of their last 80 games (-24.54 Units / -27% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only hit the 1Q Moneyline in 24 of their last 68 games (-24.40 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only covered the 1Q Spread in 29 of their last 76 games (-20.85 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Charlotte Hornets have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 28 of their last 73 games (-20.65 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 28 of their last 76 games (-25.00 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only hit the 2Q Moneyline in 29 of their last 82 games (-24.34 Units / -26% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only covered the Spread in 30 of their last 82 games (-22.75 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only covered the 1H Spread in 30 of their last 82 games (-22.00 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The Washington Wizards have only covered the 2Q Spread in 34 of their last 82 games (-18.96 Units / -21% ROI)

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Washington Wizards: Keys to the Game vs. the Charlotte Hornets

The Wizards are 27-38 (.415) when allowing 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .457

The Wizards are 33-48 (.407) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent since the start of the 2020-21 season — 10th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .455

The Wizards are 17-31 (.354) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .494

The Wizards are 11-22 (.333) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2021-22 season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .480

Charlotte Hornets: Keys to the Game vs. the Washington Wizards

The Hornets are 28-35 (.444) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 6th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .544

The Hornets are 4-22 (.154) when allowing their opponent to shoot 40% or better from three since the start of the 2021-22 season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .256

The Hornets are 16-25 (.390) when scoring 15 or more second chance points since the start of the 2021-22 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .539

The Hornets are 8-42 (.160) when allowing their opponent to shoot 40% or better from three since the start of the 2020-21 season — 8th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .268

Injury Report: Hornets vs. WizardsFriday‘s Game, Dec. 2

  • LaMelo Ball (Hornets): Ball is OUT for Friday’s (Dec. 2) game against Washington.
  • Gordon Hayward (Hornets): Hayward is dealing with a shoulder fracture and is out indefinitely, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Cody Martin (Hornets): Martin has not played since Oct. 19 and no timetable has been announced for his return.
  • Dennis Smith Jr. (Hornets): Smith Jr. is OUT for Friday’s (Dec. 2) game against Washington.
  • Delon Wright (Wizards): The Wizards announced that Wright will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
  • Rui Hachimura (Wizards): Hachimura is OUT for Friday’s (Dec. 2) game against Charlotte.

Washington Wizards Offensive Stats & Trends

The Wizards have made 9.9 three-pointers per game on the road since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Wizards have made 10.4 three-pointers per game since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 12.3

The Wizards are shooting 28% from three (48/172) on the road this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 36%

The Wizards have 21.5 free throw attempts per game this season — tied for 7th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 23.4

Charlotte Hornets Offensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have averaged 1.12 points per shot (629 points/561 shots) at home this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.29

The Hornets have a TS% of 46% at home this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 51%

The Hornets have averaged 1.18 points per shot (1,522 points/1,286 shots) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.27

The Hornets have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,272 assists/ 573 TOs) in the second half since the start of the 2021-22 season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

Washington Wizards Defensive Stats & Trends

The Wizards have averaged 5.9 steals per game (82 steals/14 games) this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.4

The Wizards have averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (500 rebounds/14 games) this season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 33.2

The Wizards have blocked 486 shots since the start of the 2021-22 season — 7th most among NBA teams

The Wizards have averaged 6.4 steals per game (313 steals/49 games) at home since the start of the 2021-22 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

Charlotte Hornets Defensive Stats & Trends

The Hornets have averaged 8.1 steals per game (1,360 steals/167 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

The Hornets have blocked 77 shots this season — 9th most among NBA teams

The Hornets have 1,360 steals since the start of the 2020-21 season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Hornets have averaged 33.2 defensive rebounds per game (5,550 rebounds/167 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 9th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.1


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