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2021 NBA Handicapping
(15-6) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets (10-11)
Date: Wednesday, February 3rd
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Time Warner Arena
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 221.5
Wednesday, February 3rd finds the Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets meeting for the third time already in this 2020-21 campaign. Philadephia won both matches on January 2nd (127-112) and January 4th (118-101).
The Hornets hold the all-time record between the clubs with 58 wins in 111 meetings. Last season, the teams only played a single time due to the pandemic with the 76ers winning the lone contest.
The 76ers bring a three-game winning streak into this match having recorded victories against the Lakers, Timberwolves and Pacers.
The latter victory marked the first time this season the 76ers had won a match that Joel Embiid didn’t play in having gone 0-4 in the four prior games. It took a concerted effort from Philadelphia and a major comeback in the fourth quarter.
Doc Rivers implemented a zone defense on Indy and the resulting effect was a 31-6 run to finish the game with Indiana only making one field goal as four points came at the line.
Tobias Harris led the way with 27 points and eight rebounds. Ben Simmons delivered on both sides of the hardwood posting 21 points, six rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and two blocks.
Dwight Howard posted a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds. Furkan Korkmaz scored 17 points as the other double-figure contributor.
Embiid was out addressing a sore back which he’s been dealing with throughout the season. In the match versus the Lakers, LeBron James pushed him while he was in the air and the hard fall on his back led to reaggravating the issue. He is listed as day to day.
Mike Scott is out with a sore knee and Terrance Ferguson who missed the last game for personal reasons is questionable.
Now that Cody Zeller is back it created a lineup shuffle as Bismack Biymobo moved back to the bench. The other big shift came with LaMelo Ball getting the start in place of Terry Rozier who was out injured.
Like their opponent, the Hornets bring a three-game win streak into this match having recorded impressive wins over the Pacers, Bucks, and Heat. The latter match took overtime where the Hornets prevailed 129-121.
Charlotte used only eight players versus Miami with Malik Monk’s 36 points leading the offense.
Zeller registered a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds while LaMelo contributed across the board with 14 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.
Devonte Graham (24) and Gordon Hayward (19) were the other double-figure contributors.
PJ Washington (foot), Rozier (ankle), and Grant Riller (knee) missed the last match with Rozier the one player who might play Wednesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 10-0 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The 76ers are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
One team will add a fourth win to their streak and although the 76ers feels like the safer bet the Hornets have demonstrated some scrappy play through the first-quarter season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets +7.5
Embiid’s presence will be a factor especially if Washington is out although Zeller and Biyombo offer options. Still, the 76ers should have the edge but I like the Hornets to dip into the spread.
NBA Free Prediction: 76ers 112 – Hornets 109 (Bet Now!)
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