Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 3/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (34-28) at Charlotte Hornets (28-36)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets PK -- Over/Under: 214 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a win here after splitting their last six games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 107.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.7 points and 11.2 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Dario Saric is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost seven of their last nine road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 106.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23.2 points and 5.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won three straight home games.
The 76ers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games, 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 road games. The Hornets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers aren't the same team on the road as they are at home, but they're still a better team than the Charlotte Hornets, regardless of where they play. The 76ers have won each of the last three meetings against the Hornets, and Charlotte is back to stinking up the joint defensively, allowing 109.6 points on 50.6 percent shooting in its last five games. The Philadelphia 76ers should also be eager to get a bounce back victory after blowing two monster leads to the Milwaukee Bucks. In a toss-up game, I'm picking the better team in the Philadelphia 76ers.