Thursday, December 9 2021

Through 3 Quarters

Down six at the end of last quarter, the Charlotte Hornets have now snagged the lead. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Washington Wizards 77-65 three quarters in.

Charlotte has been relying on shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr., who has 14 points along with two blocks, and power forward Miles Bridges, who has 15 points and four assists in addition to eight boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is Nick Richards’ foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Washington has been led by center Daniel Gafford, who so far has 20 points in addition to eight rebounds.

Who’s Playing

Washington @ Charlotte

Current Records: Washington 10-3; Charlotte 8-7

What to Know

This Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 115.07 points per game. They will take on the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Spectrum Center after having had a few days off. These two teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous games.

It was all tied up 57-57 at the half for the Hornets and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, but Charlotte stepped up in the second half for a 106-102 win. The top scorers for Charlotte were power forward Miles Bridges (22 points), point guard LaMelo Ball (21 points), and shooting guard Terry Rozier (20 points).

Meanwhile, Washington didn’t have too much breathing room in their matchup with the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, but they still walked away with a 105-100 victory. The win came about thanks to a strong surge after the half to overcome a 58-41 deficit. Washington can attribute much of their success to point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who had 27 points and nine assists along with five boards.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Charlotte is expected to win a tight contest. They are currently three-for-three against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

When the two teams previously met in May, the Hornets were in the race but had to settle for second with a 115-110 finish. Maybe they will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center — Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00

Odds

The Hornets are a slight 1-point favorite against the Wizards, according to the latest NBA odds.

Bettors have moved against the Hornets slightly, as the game opened with the Hornets as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Charlotte have won 12 out of their last 22 games against Washington.

  • May 16, 2021 – Washington 115 vs. Charlotte 110
  • Mar 30, 2021 – Charlotte 114 vs. Washington 104
  • Feb 07, 2021 – Charlotte 119 vs. Washington 97
  • Jan 30, 2020 – Washington 121 vs. Charlotte 107
  • Dec 10, 2019 – Charlotte 114 vs. Washington 107
  • Nov 22, 2019 – Washington 125 vs. Charlotte 118
  • Mar 15, 2019 – Charlotte 116 vs. Washington 110
  • Mar 08, 2019 – Charlotte 112 vs. Washington 111
  • Feb 22, 2019 – Charlotte 123 vs. Washington 110
  • Dec 29, 2018 – Washington 130 vs. Charlotte 126
  • Mar 31, 2018 – Washington 107 vs. Charlotte 93
  • Feb 23, 2018 – Charlotte 122 vs. Washington 105
  • Jan 17, 2018 – Charlotte 133 vs. Washington 109
  • Nov 22, 2017 – Charlotte 129 vs. Washington 124
  • Apr 04, 2017 – Washington 118 vs. Charlotte 111
  • Mar 18, 2017 – Charlotte 98 vs. Washington 93
  • Jan 23, 2017 – Washington 109 vs. Charlotte 99
  • Dec 14, 2016 – Washington 109 vs. Charlotte 106
  • Apr 10, 2016 – Washington 113 vs. Charlotte 98
  • Feb 06, 2016 – Charlotte 108 vs. Washington 104
  • Dec 19, 2015 – Washington 109 vs. Charlotte 101
  • Nov 25, 2015 – Charlotte 101 vs. Washington 87

Injury Report for Charlotte

  • P.J. Washington: Out (Elbow)

Injury Report for Washington

  • Davis Bertans: Out (Ankle)
  • Rui Hachimura: Out (Not Injury Related)
  • Thomas Bryant: Out (Knee)

Source: CBSSports.com

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