At 7:00 ET, the 36-30 Philadelphia 76ers (-543) will host the 17-50 Charlotte Hornets (+400) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The 76ers are favored by 10.5 points and have lost their last two games.

This game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line for the game is 207.5 points.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +10.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 108-105 in favor of the 76ers.
  • Our projections have Tyrese Maxey finishing with Tyrese Maxey points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.5% and knocking down 13 threes.

Can the Hornets Lock in a Road Win?

As the underdog, the Hornets have gone 14-48 this season. Their average scoring margin as the underdog is -10.5 points per game. Coming into today’s game, they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

On the road, Charlotte is 13-21 ATS, and their straight-up record on the road is 8-26. In terms of scoring differential, they are being outscored by an average of -11.6 PPG on the road.

This season, Charlotte has played in games with higher O/U lines than 207.5 in 65 of their 67 games. The average O/U line in their games is 226.3, and their games have averaged 223.8 points per game.

In their last game, the Hornets lost to the Suns by a score of 107-96. The O/U line for that game was 220 points, and Charlotte was a 10.5-point underdog. The loss dropped their record to 17-50 on the season, which is 13th in the Eastern Conference.

Overall, the Hornets are 26-39 ATS this season, and their O/U record is 31-36. Today, they are 10.5-point underdogs against the 76ers.

Heading into their game against the 76ers, the Hornets are one of the lowest-scoring teams in the league, averaging just 106.9 points per game (29th). On the road, they are averaging just 105.9 points per game (30th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 27th in the league at 35%. Overall, they are shooting 45% from the field (28th).

One area where the Hornets have struggled this season is getting to the free-throw line. They are last in the league in free throw attempts per game (18.7) and have made an average of 14.6 per game (30th).

On defense, the Hornets are ranked 19th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 55.2% of their games. Charlotte’s defense is currently forcing 13 turnovers per game, which is 19th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 23rd in blocked shots, with an average of 4.6 rejections per game.

Does Philadelphia Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Despite being favored in their last two games, the 76ers have failed to cover the spread in both contests. As the favorite, they are 25-17 against the spread this season, and they are favored by 10.5 points today. As the favorite, they have gone 29-13 this season.

Philadelphia’s O/U record for the season is 34-32, and the under has hit in their last four games. On average, their games have finished with 228 points, which is higher than today’s line of 207.5.

In their most recent game, the 76ers lost to the Bucks by a score of 114-105. They were 7-point underdogs going into the game. This loss dropped their overall record to 36-30, which is currently 8th in the Eastern Conference.

Against Eastern Conference opponents, the 76ers are 24-20 compared to 12-10 against the West. In the Atlantic Division, they are in 3rd place.

The 76ers are one of the top teams in the league at getting to the free-throw line, leading the NBA in free throws made per game. At home, they are averaging 116.4 points per game, which is 14th in the league.

Philadelphia is 20th in the NBA in field goal percentage, shooting 46% from the field. They are also 23rd in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

So far this season, the 76ers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 21st in the league.

At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 12th, allowing 112.9 points per game. The Philadelphia defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.1% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Philadelphia.