Check out our free 76ers vs Hornets pick and preview for this NBA game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
76ers vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets
- Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds CHA -4, PHI +146 | CHA -177 O/U 214.5
So far, the 76ers have put together an overall record of 9-8, while going 9-8-0 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 3-0 vs the spread.
Philadelphia is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Nets. With the 115-106 victory, they also covered the spread as 8 point underdogs. In the game, Philadelphia was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Nets by 6 going into the second half. In the win, Tobias Harris led the team in scoring with 24 points on a field goal percentage of 47.6%.
The Hornets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 4-14. So far, the team has gone 7-9-2 against the spread. The Hornets head into today’s action in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. Their average scoring differential in these defeats is -8.67.
Charlotte will be gunning to get in the win column vs Philadelphia, as they previously lost to the Wizards by a score of 106-102. However, because they entered as 5 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Charlotte was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 4. In the loss, Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 50.0%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In last year’s regular season, the two teams played games against each other, with the 76ers walking away a series win at 3-1. Philadelphia finished with an above .500 record on the road in their head-to-head matchups. 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. In terms of betting vs the spread, the Hornets have gone 3-2, but the 76ers actually have a positive scoring differential. In these meetings, Philadelphia has averaged 119 points per contest, while allowing 112. Philadelphia and Charlotte averaged a combined 231 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 17 games, the 76ers are averaging 109.0 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA. So far, the 76ers are averaging 96.7 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Even though the 76ers are one of the more efficient 3-point shooting teams in the NBA at 38.3%, their slower-style of play may be holding back the team’s offense from fully taking off.
So far, the 76ers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 8th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
Personel figures to be a big issue for the 76ers in today’s game, as both Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey are listed as out on the injury report. For the year, Embiid leads the team in scoring at 32.25 points per game, which ranks 2nd in the NBA. Not having Maxey is also a big blow to the team, as he is averaging 22.87 points per game for Philadelphia.
Through 18 games, the Hornets are averaging 109.5 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. If the Charlotte offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 14.2 turnovers per game.
Against the 76ers, the Hornets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 25th in points allowed.
This season, the Hornets offense has primarily worked through Kelly Oubre Jr. and P.J. Washington, who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 18 games, Oubre Jr. is 50th in the NBA at 19.39 points per game. So far, him and Washington have accounted for 33% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.11 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.83 rebounds for Charlotte to go along with 1.94 assists.
76ers vs Hornets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hornets -4
- Free Total Prediction: Over 214.5
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