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76ers vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets
- Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
- Date: Friday, March 17th
- Betting Odds CHA +10, PHI -491 | CHA +369 O/U 227.0
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 46-22. So far, the team has gone 39-28-1 against the spread. Philadelphia has posted an average scoring differential of 9.83 points per game across their currrent 6 game win streak.
The 76ers will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Cavaliers by a score of 118-109. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Philadelphia actually trailed the Cavaliers by 5 before putting themselves on top with a strong 3rd quarter performance. Going into the final period, the team led by 1. Leading the team in scoring was Joel Embiid, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 63.2% of his shots.
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 22-49, while going 30-36-5 vs the spread. Today, the Hornets will be looking to snap a 3 game losing streak. The team has lost these games by an average of -10.0 points per contest.
Charlotte is trying to bounce back from a 120-104 loss to the Cavaliers. Going into this game, the team was 5 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Charlotte struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 15 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team in scoring with 28 points on a field goal percentage of 64.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Hornets picked up the 107-101 win over the 76ers. The Hornets point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 4.5 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the 76ers averaged 119.75 points per game vs Charlotte, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the 76ers saw a boost in scoring, the Hornets averaged 113.25 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Philadelphia. This figure was similar to season-long average. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Charlotte has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the 76ers actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +7 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 225 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 68 games, the 76ers are averaging 115.1 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA. The 76ers come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.8 made 3’s per game. If the 76ers offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.0 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
On the defensive end of the floor, the 76ers are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 8th in the NBA.
Center Joel Embiid currently leads the 76ers at 33.5 points per game. For the season, he is 5th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 24.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Embiid is averaging 10.2 boards and 4.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 28th ranked defense at defending centers. James Harden enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 51 games, he is averaging 21.9 and is 28th in the league in player efficiency rating.
Through 71 games, the Hornets are averaging 111.6 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. So far, Charlotte is averaging 101.2 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Although the Hornets offense does a good job generating possessions, their poor shooting numbers are a key reason for their poor scoring numbers. So far, the team has an effective field goal percentage of just 51.5%.
Defensively, Charlotte has had its problems giving up an average of 114.89 points per game (25th).
Point-Guard Terry Rozier currently leads the Hornets at 21.4 points per game. For the season, he is 57th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Rozier is averaging 4.2 boards and 5.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 3rd ranked defense at defending point-guards. P.J. Washington enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 66 games, he is averaging 15.2 and is 254th in the league in player efficiency rating.
76ers vs Hornets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -10.0
- Free Total Prediction: Under 227.0