Hornets vs. 76ers - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (9-66) at Charlotte Hornets (42-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -15 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a single game since March 11. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 14.9 points and 7.1 assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.5 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 13 straight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to keep rolling after winning 13 of their last 16 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 103.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21 points and 5.2 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 2.9 assists and Al Jefferson is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The 76ers continue to be god awful and aren't covering many spreads during these string of losses. Meanwhile, the Hornets have been the third best team in the NBA since the All Star break. This should get ugly. Give me the home team in a blowout.