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Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards Prediction: Injury Report, Starting 5s, Betting Odds & Spreads - November 20 | 2022-23 NBA Season

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Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards

The Charlotte Hornets take on the Washington Wizards on Sunday (November 20) at the Capital One Arena in NBA Regular Season action. The 9-7 Wizards currently sit in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings, as they face the 4-13 Hornets who are 14th in the East. The betting odds and predictions are given below.

The Wizards are in terrific form. They have won five of their last six games and climbed up to the top six of the East. Their entire success is built on an over-performing defense, ranked seventh in the league.

The inspired performances of Kristaps Porzingis have also played a significant role in their hot start to the season. Averaging nearly a double-double, Porzingis is putting up 21 points and 9 rebounds a night on a ridiculous 60% true shooting. In the last four games, he has played like a man possessed. He scored 20 or more in all his previous four games while recording two double-doubles in the process. His two standout performances were his 31-10 game against the Jazz and the 20-17 game against the Heat two days ago.

The Hornets are in a spot of bother. They have only won one of their last 11 games. They have battled major injuries, but their overall squad is still not performing up to function. With the absence of LaMelo Ball, the Hornets' offense has flopped. They are currently ranked as the third-worst offense in the NBA, scoring only 109.9 points a game, while having bottom-five ranked FG and 3P accuracies.

Through this torrid run of form, Terry Rozier has brought some sort of respite to the Hornets faithful. He has averaged 21 a night this month, where the Hornets have won only one of their eight games.


Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards Match Details

Fixture: Charlotte Hornets @ Washington Wizards

Date & Time: Sunday, November 20, 6:00 p.m. EST

Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C., United States


Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards Injury Report

TEAM

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

Charlotte Hornets

Dennis Smith Jr,

Ankle

Questionable

Charlotte Hornets

LaMelo Ball

Ankle

Out

Both teams have pretty healthy squads for this game, with the exception of LaMelo Ball for the Hornets. He is easily their best player and without him, they have struggled. He returned from his earlier injury, but has been ruled out again and is set to return on November 23.


Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards Betting Odds & Spreads

TEAMS

SPREAD

TOTAL

MONEYLINE

Charlotte Hornets

+5.5 (-110)

Over 219.5 (-112)

+180

Washington Wizards

-5.5 (-110)

Under 219.5 (-107)

-215


Charlotte Hornets vs. Washington Wizards Starting 5s

Charlotte Hornets: PG: Dennis Smith SG: Terry Rozier SF: Gordon Hayward PF: P.J. Washington C: Mason Plumlee

Washington Wizards: PG: Monte Morris SG: Bradley Beal SF: Deni Avdija PF: Kyle Kuzma C: Kristaps Porzingis


Hornets vs. Wizards Betting Prediction

The Wizards should easily clinch this one. They are far superior in form as well as in squad quality. The Wizards have one of the best defenses in the NBA coming up against one of the worst offenses. The Wizards have already gotten the better of the Hornets once this season and we predict the same outcome once again.

Wizards: -5.5 (-110)

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