76ers vs. Hornets - 2/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (22-27) at Philadelphia 76ers (11-41)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: TSOH, CSN
The Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers play Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Charlotte Hornets are chasing a playoff spot with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.7 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 96.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Al Jefferson is averaging 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds while Gerald Henderson is averaging 10.9 points and 2.2 assists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Lance Stephenson is dishing 4.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are getting it done on the defensive side, as they’re allowing 39.1 percent shooting from the field and 34.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. The Hornets must keep up the defensive effort in order to win, especially with them winning 12 of their last 14 when allowing less than 100 points.
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The Philadelphia 76ers keep going through the motions by splitting their last six games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Robert Covington is averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is averaging 9.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. K.J. McDaniels is shooting 39.5 percent from the field and Henry Sims is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting just 43.2 percent from the field in their last five games and have scored 96 or less points in 26 of their last 28 games. Needless to say, the 76ers are horrible on the offensive side of the ball. Michael Carter-Williams is doubtful for this game with a foot injury.
The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games. The 76ers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
While the Hornets are playing better ball lately, this is too much chalk to lay with them struggling so bad on offense. The 76ers continue to compete and have covered four straight home games. Give me the points.