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Bridges and the Hornets visit conference foe Washington

January 3, 2022 GMT

Charlotte Hornets (19-17, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Washington Wizards (18-18, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wizards -1.5

BOTTOM LINE: Washington takes on Charlotte in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.

The Wizards have gone 3-5 against division opponents. Washington is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 23.9 assists per game led by Bradley Beal averaging 6.4.

The Hornets are 5-2 against Southeast Division teams. Charlotte ranks third in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.9% from 3-point range.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Hornets won 109-103 in the last matchup on Nov. 23.

TOP PERFORMERS: Beal is averaging 23.6 points and 6.4 assists for the Wizards. Kyle Kuzma is averaging 15.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while shooting 46.8% over the past 10 games for Washington.

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Miles Bridges is scoring 19.2 points per game with 7.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Hornets. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 15.5 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting 44.0% over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wizards: 3-7, averaging 107.8 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.3 assists, 6.7 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.2 points per game.

Hornets: 5-5, averaging 112.8 points, 42.9 rebounds, 28.2 assists, 9.1 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 117.9 points.

INJURIES: Wizards: Spencer Dinwiddie: out (health and safety protocols), Anthony Gill: out (health and safety protocols), Brad Wanamaker: out (health and safety protocols), Raul Neto: out (health and safety protocols), Rui Hachimura: out (health protocols), Thomas Bryant: out (left knee).

Hornets: Scottie Lewis: out (health protocols), P.J. Washington: out (health and safety protocols).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.