Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 3/16/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (17-50) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (36-30) on Saturday, March 16th. 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

The Hornets is coming off a loss to the Suns in their latest game, ending with a score of 107-96. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Hornets failed to cover the spread as +10.5 point underdogs. Concerning the over/under, the total of 203 points remained below the established over/under line of 220.

As the Hornets get ready to play today, they come in with a 17-50 overall record and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are 13th and are 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-39 so far this season. Charlotte has gone 1-4 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 25-35 when playing as underdogs.

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the 76ers tell to the Bucks by a score of 114-105. In addition to their straight-up loss, the 76ers couldn’t cover the spread as +7 point underdogs. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 219 points ended up below the over/under line of 219.5.

Coming into today’s matchup against the Hornets, the 76ers are looking to stay above .500. Overall, they are 36-30 and are currently 3rd in the Atlantic division and 8th in the Eastern Conference.

This season, Philadelphia holds an ATS record of 35-30, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. In their last two games as underdogs, the 76ers have faced ATS losses, and they have a 25-17 record against the spread as favorites.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

In 67 games games, Charlotte has an average of 106.9 points per game (29th).

This season, the Hornets’ offense has struggled to score points, averaging just 106.9 points per game (29th). On the road, they are averaging 105.9 points per game (30th).

When it comes to pace, Charlotte is 23rd in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 28th at 45%.

One area where the Hornets have struggled is getting to the free-throw line. They are last in the NBA in free throw attempts per game (18.7) and free throws made per game (14.6).

76ers Offense Breakdown

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Through 66 games games, Philadelphia is averaging 115.2 points per game (14th).

At home, the 76ers are averaging 116.4 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 14th in scoring at 115.2 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 21st in the league.

When it comes to shooting, the 76ers are 20th in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 23rd in three-point shooting at 35%.

So far this season, the 76ers have made the most free throws per game in the NBA at 20.4. In terms of assists, they are 27th in the league.

Hornets Team Defense

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 116.8 points per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.5% while allowing 37.3% from downtown.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the 76ers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 48.5% of their games. Currently, they are 12th in the NBA at 112.9 points per game allowed. 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.

Key Players For The Hornets And 76ers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Miles Bridges is set to be the main scorer for the Hornets, recording 22 points and shooting 8/18 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.4 points per game, along with 7.6 rebounds.

On the other side, Tyrese Maxey is our projected leading scorer for the 76ers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 25 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 45%, and his scoring average is 25.9 points per game.

Hornets vs 76ers Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Charlotte has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 105 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Through their last five home games, Philadelphia has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 98 points per game.
  • The last ten games that Charlotte was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the 76ers have a straight up record of 3-7 and an ATS mark of 1-9.

Hornets vs 76ers Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this 76ers vs. Hornets game, we suggest taking the Hornets at +10. Even though our predictions have the 76ers winning 106-103, we see the Hornets as the better choice on the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 207.5 and given that our model is projecting 209 points between the teams, we like the over.

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