The Washington Wizards (11-5) play host to the Charlotte Hornets (10-8) on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET.
The Wizards open as 4 point favorites. So far this season Washington are 10-5-1 against the spread (ATS) and an impressive 7-1 ATS at home. The Wizards are 5-5 in their last 10 and narrowly beat the Heat 103-100 in their previous game.
Visiting underdogs the Hornets are 10-8 ATS and 4-6 ATS on the road. Charlotte lost their last game 115-105 on the road in Atlanta.
Wizards vs Hornets Odds
|Time||7:00 pm ET|
The Wizards are currently -110 to cover the four-point spread against the Hornets.
Wizards and Hornets Betting Trends
- The Wizards are 5-5 in their last ten and 7-1 overall at home
- Washington are 7-1 ATS at home
- Totals have gone under in 11 of Washington’s 16 games
- The Hornets are 5-5 in their last ten games and 4-6 overall on the road
- Charlotte are 10-8 ATS and 4-6 ATS on the road
- Totals have gone over in 10 of the Hornets’ 18 games
Wizards vs Hornets Head to Head
Home team in bold.
November 17, 2021: Charlotte Hornets 97 def Washington Wizards 87
May 16, 2021: Washington Wizards 115 def Charlotte Hornets 110
March 30, 2021: Charlotte Hornets 114 def Washington Wizards 104
February 7, 2021: Charlotte Hornets 119 def Washington Wizards 97
|106||Points Per Game||112.3|
|45.9%||Field Goal %||45.1%|
Wizards vs Hornets Injury Report
|Davis Bertans||SF||Ankle||Game time decision|
|Rui Hachimura||PF||Not injury related||Out indefinitely|
|Thomas Bryant||C||Knee||Out until December 11|
|PJ Washington||PF||Elbow||Game time decision|
Key Players to Watch
Bradley Beal: 23.7 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.2stl
LaMelo Ball: 19.3 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 7.7 apg, 1.6 blk
Wizards vs Hornets Prediction
The Wizards and Hornets locked horns last week with Charlotte coming away with a 97-87 victory. The loss in Charlotte marked the end of Washington’s five-game winning streak. Washington have since split two games with the Heat and Charlotte defeated Indiana but lost to Atlanta.
Washington have been one of the biggest surprise packages of the season. The Wizards raced out to a 5-1 record and boast a 7-1 record at home. The players are feeding off the home support saying every home game has a “playoff-like atmosphere.”
The Wizards may be playing well but their star player Bradley Beal is having one of the worst seasons of his career. The All-Star guard is shooting just 42.8% from the field and 27.8% from deep. His average of 23.9 points per game is his worst since 2017-18.
It has been the Wizards’ defense that has carried the team to one of the top records in the East. Washington rank third with an adjusted 103.7 defensive rating. They’ll need all their defensive prowess to keep the high scoring Hornets at bay.
The Hornets may have plenty of offensive firepower but they struggle on defense. They’re ranked 21st in the league with a net rating of 109.4. If Bradley Beal finds his shooting touch and other Wizards players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pop and Spencer Dinwiddie continue to make their shots, it will be a long night for Charlotte fans.
Back the Wizards to cover the spread at home. Washington’s fantastic home record and solid defense should ensure they get it done.
Pick: Washington Wizards -4