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(45-30) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets (34-42)
Date: Sunday April 1, 2018
Time: 1:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -2
NBA Betting Total: 218.5
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Philadelphia was able to get the better of Charlotte a couple weeks ago at home 108-94 where they held Charlotte to just 38% shooting from the field. Now on the road, Philadelphia opened up as two point favorites with the line remaining stagnant.
This young Philadelphia squad has gotten hot at the right time winning nine straight contests, while going 7-2 ATS in that span. With a playoff spot already clinched, Philadelphia needs to keep winning to avoid a first-round matchup with Cleveland.
Of course they will be without their Super Star Joel Embiid who suffered a facial contusion and concussion after a collision with returning rookie Markelle Fultz. He is projected to be back during the first round of playoffs.
In their last five contests, Philadelphia has been efficient shooting the ball converting 47% of their shots, which is a tad better than their season average of 46%. The defense has also been superb in that span only giving up 100.4 PPG.
The offense has been terrific on the road as they rank 10th in PPG, 9th in FG%, 8th in 3PT% and 1st in ORPG. Defensively they have been very efficient ranking 4th in FG% and 6th in 3PT%, while they crash the boards ranking 3rd in RPG.
Charlotte has been in good form recently winning six of their last 10 contests, while going 4-1 in their last five. Too little too late however as they are officially eliminated from playoff contention, so Charlotte should be left with little motivation to finish the season.
Leading Charlotte has been lead by Point Guard Kemba Walker and Center Dwight Howard. Walker is averaging 23.0 PPG and 5.7 APG, while Howard is averaging 16.7 PPG and 12.3 RPG.
They have been stroking the ball recently as they are shooting 47% from the field in their last five contests. The defense has been wishy-washy in that span as they are giving up 105.6 PPG in that span.
At home Charlotte has played well offensively ranking 10th in PPG, 9th in 3PT% and 3rd in ORPG. They could do better with their efficiency as they rank 22nd overall.
On the defensive side its been rough as they rank 23rd in PPG, 21st in FG%, 22nd 3PT% and 14th in RPG.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 6-2 in PHI last 8 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Over is 8-3 in PHI last 11 Sun. games.
- Over is 12-3-1 in CHA last 16 home games.
- Favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction: Philadelphia outlasts Charlotte
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Philadelphia -2
Sure the Hornets could play spoiler in this matchup, but what are they really spoiling? Philadelphia has already clinched a playoff spot.
Charlotte will play with that nothing-to-lose mentality, but if Philadelphia can take an early lead, Charlotte’s defense isn’t going to be motivated to go all-out and try to pull off the comeback by playing good defense.
Back the hotter team who plays defense and is still favored despite being without their best player.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 99 – Charlotte 94
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