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Hornets vs. Wizards: Predictions, Betting Picks and Preview

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On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, the Charlotte Hornets (10-8) are playing the Washington Wizards (11-5) at Capital One Arena. Currently, the Hornets are 10-8 against the spread in the 2021-22 NBA regular season, whereas the Wizards are 10-6 against the spread. BetUS odds are available below.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards odds, predictions, picks and game preview

Start time: 7 p.m. ET

Location: Capital One Arena; Washington D.C.

TV channels: Bally Sport Southeast, NBC Sports Washington, NBA League Pass

Radio broadcast: WTEM, WFNZ

Live stream: DIRECTV STREAM (cancel within 14 days for a full refund), NBC Sports Washington (enter cable provider information)

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: Wizards have a 51.5% chance of winning

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards news

After evaluating Land of Basketball’s database, these Eastern Conference contenders have played 121 regular season games all-time against one another. The Hornets are 66-55 versus the Wizards. In the past three head-to-head meetings, Charlotte is 2-1 against Washington. Last Wednesday, the Hornets defeated the Wizards 97-87 at Spectrum Center. Not to mention, Charlotte is 7-3 in the team’s previous 10 head-to-head matches against Washington.

Following last week’s wins over the Warriors and Wizards, the Hornets were one of the few contenders to defeat top-ranked opponents in both conferences. On another subject, the Wizards’ 11-5 record is tied for the best start in their franchise history. Though, the 1968-69 Baltimore Bullets started 12-4. In other news, after the Wizards came back from 16 points down to win against the Heat, head coach Wes Unseld Jr. told media reporters, “It speaks to our resolve… We’re just not going to fold.” Based on their record, this statement is true.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards betting lines and odds

Hornets vs Wizards Predictions, Preview, Odds, Injury Report and Picks

Sportsbook: BetUS

Over/Under: 216

Point spread: Wizards -4 (-110)

Best moneyline: Hornets +150, Wizards -170

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards injury report

Hornets: PF P.J. Washington (out indefinitely)

Wizards: PF Davis Bertans (questionable) | C Thomas Bryant (questionable) | PF Rui Hachimura (out indefinitely)

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards preview

Furthermore, in the Hornets’ 115-105 road loss versus the Hawks on Saturday, forward Miles Bridges led his team in points and rebounds, finishing his effort with 35 points and 10 rebounds in 28 minutes of action. Guard LaMelo Ball ended his performance with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists in 34 minutes played. The Hornets stayed with the Hawks throughout the course of the game. But, the difference-maker was Charlotte’s sluggish second-quarter showing.

In addition to the Hawks outscoring the Hornets 35 to 27 in the second quarter, they were more accurate with their shot attempts. Charlotte shot 43-for-102 (43.2%) from the field and 43-for-82 (52.4%) from three-point range. This loss was unfortunate, considering it snapped the team’s five-game winning streak. They are now 4-6 away and 4-6 ATS away this season.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, in the Wizards’ 103-100 home victory over the Heat, guard Bradley Beal scored a team-high 21 points in 37 minutes spent on the court. Both Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Spencer Dinwiddie each ended their performances with 16 points. In the fourth quarter, Washington outscored Miami 32 to 25. During crunch time, the Wizards are more than capable of competing with any top contender.

However, they are unpredictable from day to day. The team had to also overcome a 16-point deficit. While their margin-of-victory was only three points, the team threw everything they had at the Heat. They shot 36-for-74 (48.6%) from the floor and 11-for-30 (36.7%) from behind the arc. Plus, this win snapped their two-game skid. Washington is now 7-1 at home and 7-1 ATS at home.

Projected starting lineup

Hornets: PG LaMelo Ball | SG Terry Rozier | SF Gordon Hayward | PF Miles Bridges | C Mason Plumlee

Wizards: PG Spencer Dinwiddie | SG Bradley Beal | SF Kentavious Caldwell-Pope | PF Kyle Kuzma | C Montrezl Harrell

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards prediction

Moreover, the total for tonight’s intraconference matchup is set at 216. According to the spread consensus, 69% of gamblers are predicting the Wizards will cover the spread at Capital One Arena. Concerning the point total consensus, 58% of bettors are expecting the total to go over 216. Leading into this contest, Charlotte is 3-1 as a selected favorite, 7-7 as an underdog and 4-6 ATS away, while Washington is 5-1 as a favorite, 6-4 as an underdog and 7-1 ATS at home.

For intriguing betting trends, the Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last six performances. Additionally, the total has gone under in five of the team’s past six games. And, they are 1-6 ATS in their previous seven road contests this season. To add to these betting statistics, Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in the team’s last six matches versus Washington. Finally, the total has gone under in four of the team’s past six games played against Eastern Conference opponents.

On the other side, the Wizards are 6-2 straight up in their previous eight performances. Also, the total has gone under in eight of Washington’s last nine contests. And, the total has gone under in four of their past five games this season. Next, they are 11-5 ATS in their previous 16 games played on a Monday, and they are 10-3 SU in their last 13 matches against Charlotte at Capital One Arena. To summarize, think about picking the Wizards to win, and the Hornets will cover the spread.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards betting pick

Pick the Wizards to win at home, the Hornets will cover the spread and the total will go under 216. Washington is a four-point favorite with BetUS.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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