At 7:00 ET, the 76ers (-556) will visit the Hornets (+410) in an Eastern Conference showdown. Philadelphia is currently favored by 10.5 points and has won four straight games. The over/under line for this matchup is 230 points.
This game will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte and can be seen on NBCS. The 76ers (27-13) are 3rd in the Eastern Conference, while the Hornets (9-30) are 13th.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -10.5
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-100 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 11 threes.
Can Philadelphia Live Up to the Hype on the Road?
As the 76ers look to extend their winning streak to five games, they are favored by 10.5 points over the Hornets. This season, the 76ers have been the favorite in 31 of their 40 games and have gone 25-6 in those games. On average, they have outscored their opponents by 11.7 points per game when favored.
Against the spread, the 76ers have covered in four straight games and have an overall ATS record of 28-12. On the road, they are 12-6 ATS compared to 16-6 ATS at home.
Philadelphia’s O/U record for the season is 24-16, and their games have averaged 231.8 points per game. The over has hit in their last three games and today’s O/U line is set at 230.
In their most recent game, the 76ers defeated the Magic by a score of 124-109. The combined scoring in that game was 233 points, and the O/U line was set at 223. Philadelphia covered the spread as 5-point favorites.
The 76ers are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-13. Within the Atlantic Division, they are in 2nd place. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the 76ers are 18-10 compared to 9-3 against the West.
So far this season, the 76ers have been a very good offensive team, ranking 6th in the NBA in scoring at 120 points per game. On the road, they have been even better, averaging 119.4 points per game.
Philadelphia has been one of the most aggressive teams in the league when it comes to getting to the free-throw line, leading the NBA in both free throws made and attempted.
In terms of field goal percentage, the 76ers are 12th in the NBA at 47%. They are also a top-10 team in two-point field goal attempts, but just 21st in two-point shooting percentage.
Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 111.8 points per contest. The Philadelphia defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.5% of their field goal attempts vs. Philadelphia.
Can Charlotte Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
Charlotte has lost five straight games against the spread, and they are 6-10 ATS at home this season. As the underdog, the Hornets are 13-20 ATS, and they have gone 13-28 as the underdog this season.
On the season, Charlotte is 20-19 on the over/under, and their games have averaged 229.2 points per game. The O/U line for their games has averaged 228.9 points.
In their last game, the Hornets beat the Spurs by a score of 124-120. The O/U line for that game was 236 points. Charlotte was favored by 4.5 points in that game.
Charlotte is 9-30 on the season and is currently in 13th place in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 7-18 and 3-6 against teams in their division.
As the underdog, Charlotte has gone 7-28 this season. Currently, they are 10.5-point underdogs against the 76ers. The Hornets are 13-24 ATS overall and are 4-17 straight-up on the road.
The Hornets’ offense has struggled this season, ranking 28th in scoring at 108.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 109.4 points per game.
When it comes to pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the NBA at 98 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 27th in the league at 45%.
One area where the Hornets have excelled is getting to the free-throw line, but they are last in the NBA in free throws made and attempted per game.
Coming into the game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 120.4 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 61.5% of their games. Opponents are hitting 56.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 40.1% of their three-point attempts.