Free NBA Hoops Pick: 76ers vs. Hornets Lines
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(9-66) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets (43-31)
Date: Friday, April 1st 2016
Time: 7:05PM EST
Venue: Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Charlotte -15
NBA Betting Total: 206
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The Charlotte Hornets are one of the hottest teams in the East. They have the #6 seed, but they’re only a game back of the Atlanta Hawks for first place in the Southeast, so they could end up as the #3 seed still.
Charlotte will be hosting the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. The 76ers have lost ten games in a row and they only have three wins on the road this season. Charlotte will make quick work of Philly.
The bigger question is will the Hornets be able to cover the huge double-digit point spread?
The rebuild has been moving along and the 76ers should have a bright future as long as they can retain the young talent they’ve stockpiled and get them healthy. However, this season has been a mess again.
Injuries are killing this team right now. Nerlens Noel isn’t playing tomorrow night, Jerami Grant is still out and Richaun Holmes is day-to-day. Robert Covington has been leading the way lately.
Covington is decent, but he’s definitely not a team leader in the NBA. Nick Stauskas has been playing a lot more minutes and producing a bit better. Despite all of the negatives, the 76ers offense has been playing good.
Philadelphia have scored 100+ points in four of their last six games, but they’ve lost all of those games. It has been said many times, but if you can’t stop the opponent from scoring in sports, you won’t win often.
The Hornets are close to top ten in several statistical categories. They rank 11th in points scored (103.1 PPG), 15th in rebounds (44.0 RPG) and 9th in points allowed (100.6 PPG). Plus, those numbers are improving.
Charlotte are 13-3 in their last 16 games and they’ve scored 100+ points in their last four games. The team is healthy other than Jeremy Lin who is out. Lately Nicolas Batum has stepped up his play.
Kemba Walker still leads the team in points (21.0 PPG), but Batum (15.3 PPG) has been scoring more lately for the Hornets. Having Al Jefferson come off the bench also gives the Hornets a lot of depth.
The starters play a lot of minutes, so they may be burnt out by the playoffs, but they’ll be able to handle the 76ers with ease at home. However, betting these big point spreads is also a risky proposition.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The favorite is 7-3 ATS in last 10 H2H games.
- Hornets are 4-1 ATS in last 5 games against the Atlantic.
- 76ers are 5-2 ATS in last 7 road games.
- Over is 10-4-1 in last 15 H2H games in Charlotte.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
Like I just said, these big spreads are tough.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Small Lean Charlotte Hornets -15 (-110)
Charlotte are still playing hard, as they want to catch the Hawks in the Southeast, so I’m betting on Charlotte to cover the point spread at home.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 90 – Charlotte 107
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