Free NBA Hoops Pick: Hornets vs 76ers Lines
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30-28 (11-19 V) Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers 8-52 (5-23 H)
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Charlotte -9.5
NBA Betting Total: 208
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The Charlotte Hornets look to continue their push in the Eastern Conference when they head into their 2nd leg of a back to back against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Hornets are in the middle of a crammed Eastern Conference that shows the 8th, 7th, and 6th seeds all tied.
The Hornets lead the pack as the 6th seed and beating teams like the 76ers is a must if they hope to stay in contention.
The Hornets will have a very crucial, and also very winnable, back to back as they host the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday and then head to Philadelphia here on Wednesday.
The Eastern Conference is sure to come right down to the wire and the Hornets certainly have to win games like this one, regardless of the back to back situation or not.
The leader of the pack for Charlotte this season has been Kemba Walker. He’s turned in many phenomenal performances, along with putting in some clutch shots down the stretch of games. On the season, Walker is averaging 20.5 points per game and also has grabbed 4.4 rebounds per game. He’s also one of the best assist makers on the team, as he averages 5.1 per game
Charlotte has been a solid home team, but it’s been the road play that has really costed this team. The Hornets have gone just 11-19 SU and is averaging under 100 points per game.
The 76ers, like many past seasons, will look to play the spoiler role down the stretch of the season. They’ll have plenty of chances down the stretch, but wins have been very hard to come back this season.
Philadelphia has made a habit of finding themselves in losing streaks, with the most current one being at 9.
More than half of the wins for the 76ers this season have come at home. Granite, they have just 8 wins, but 5 have come in Phili. Philadelphia has scored just 96.8 points per home contest, while conceding 107.0.
The 76ers have a solid young core, led by Jahlil Okafor. The C has averaged 17.5 points per game this season along with 7.0 rebounds per game.
Phili lost by 25 in the last meeting to the Hornets.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hornets are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Hornets are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 76ers are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference.
- 76ers are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 Wednesday games.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
With how crammed the East is, Charlotte simply cannot afford to lose games like this.
Even with a back to back, it shouldn’t matter. Charlotte is so much better both offensively and defensively, they should have no problem here behind Kemba Walker.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Strong Play on Charlotte -9.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte 114- Philadelphia 95
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