Hornets vs. 76ers Picks & Predictions

by | Apr 2, 2022 | nba

Charlotte Hornets (40-37 SU, 42-33-2 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (46-30 SU, 36-39-1 ATS)
When: Saturday April 02 2022, 12:30 PM (ET)
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: BSSE-CHA

Point Spread: CHA +5.5/PHI -5.5 (Opened PHI -7.5 at MyBookie)
Total: 230.5 (Opened at 231.5)
Money Line: Charlotte Hornets 172/Philadelphia 76ers -211
Power Rating: PHI -5

Probable Starting Lineups

Charlotte Hornets PG LaMelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Gordon Hayward P, PF Miles Bridges, C Mason Plumlee
Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden Q, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Matisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid Q

Key Injuries

Charlotte Hornets Gordon Hayward: Ankle (PROBABLE) James Bouknight: Neck (OUT)

Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia has no reported injuries at this time.

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 12:30 PM ET at the Wells Fargo Center.

Recent Form

The Charlotte Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 40-37, placing them 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Charlotte is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 20-18. Over their last five games, the Hornets have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Charlotte’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 113.0 points per game. Combined, the Hornets’ last five opponents are giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Hornets have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 112.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 114.4. In the Charlotte Hornets’ most recent game, Charlotte took down New York by a score of 125-114

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 46-30, placing them 4th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 at home, holding a record of 21-17. Over the 76ers’ last five games, they have picked up just 2 wins. In this stretch, Philadelphia’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 112.0 points per game. Combined, the 76ers’ last five opponents are giving up 111.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the 76ers are allowing an average of 110.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 106.7. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, the team fell to Detroit by a score of 102-94.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Charlotte travels to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Hornets’ leading scorer is Miles Bridges. Through 77 games, Bridges is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 52.0% of his games. Against the 76ers, Bridges will need to be on top of his game as Philadelphia is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 44.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 30 points across his 65 games. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 52.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Embiid will need to do so against a Hornets defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 44.26%. This figure is good for a rank of 7th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The Hornets come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.2 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Charlotte is winning at a rate of 59%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 14.0 points. On the other side, the 76ers hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 26 games as the better defensive team, picking up 14 wins (54%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Charlotte picked up a 109-98 win.

How the Public is Betting the Hornets vs 76ers

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.
52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 231.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Hornets are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Hornets are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 road games.
  • 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
  • 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this matchup, both the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets need a win to improve their respective playoff seedings. After briefly grabbing the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers have dropped three straight games. If they sputter to finish the regular season, the team is in jeopardy of losing home-court advantage in the first round. On the other side, Charlotte has an opportunity to overtake the Brooklyn Nets for the 8th seed in the East. Look for the Hornets to cover the spread on the road.