Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 3/1/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (15-44) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (33-25) on Friday, March 1st. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. Both the Hornets and 76ers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

Hornets vs 76ers

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Hornets fell to the Bucks by a score of 111-99. the Hornets not only lost the game outright but also fell short of covering the spread as +11.5 point underdogs. As for the over/under, the combined score of 210 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 218.5.

When looking at the Hornets’ season, they are 15-44 overall and will have to play at a high level to come away with a win, as they are +11 point underdogs. Looking at their home vs. road splits, the Hornets are 8-22 at home compared to 7-22 on the road.

Charlotte’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 22-35 for the season. In their last two games as underdogs, the Hornets have faced ATS losses, and they have a 0-4 record against the spread as favorites.

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Philadelphia’s most recently played the Celtics and lost with a final score of 117-99. The 76ers turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 53-51.

Coming into their matchup with the Hornets, the 76ers are 33-25 overall and are hoping to put an end to a two game losing skid. Currently, they are ranked 5th in the Eastern Conference and are 3rd in the Atlantic division.

In terms of the spread, Philadelphia currently holds an ATS record of 33-25, which is above .500. The 76ers have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 8-11 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Through 59 games games, Charlotte is averaging 107.5 points per game (28th).

Heading into their game against the 76ers, the Hornets are one of the worst scoring teams in the league at just 107.5 points per game (28th). On the road, they are averaging 106 points per game (29th).

So far this season, Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.9% of their games and they have failed to reach the league average in 66.1% of their contests. In their last four games, they have scored less than their season average.

When it comes to shooting, the Hornets are 27th in field goal percentage at 45%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 28th in the league at 51%.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Philadelphia offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 117 points per game.

At home, the 76ers are averaging 117.2 points per game, which is 13th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 117 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 16th in the league at 98.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the 76ers are 19th in field goal percentage at 47%. From beyond the arc, they are 23rd in three-point shooting at 35%. In terms of three-point attempts, Philadelphia is 25th in the NBA.

Inside the arc, the 76ers are 8th in two-point field goals made per game. Overall, they are 22nd in two-point field goal percentage at 53%. In terms of free throws, Philadelphia leads the league in both attempts and makes.

Hornets Team Defense

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 118.1 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Hornets are causing 13.1 turnovers per game, ranking 19th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 22nd in rejections, averaging 4.7 blocked shots each game.

76ers Team Defense

On average, the Philadelphia defense is giving up 113.7 points per game (14th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. The 76ers defense is coming off a game in which they held the Celtics offense to just 39.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 117 points to Boston.

Key Players For The Hornets And 76ers

For today’s matchup, we project Miles Bridges to lead the scoring for the Hornets, putting up 22 points and shooting at a rate of 8/17. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.3 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Tyrese Maxey as the leading scorer for the 76ers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 24 while also collecting 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 44.9% and is averaging 25.9 points per contest.

Hornets vs 76ers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Hornets have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 100 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three home games, Philadelphia has averaged 113 points per game while allowing 117. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 1-4.

Hornets vs 76ers Prediction

We’re putting our money on the 76ers to win, and have the projected score sitting at 106-87. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the 76ers at -11.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 215 and our model has the Hornets and 76ers finishing with a combined 193 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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