Charlotte Hornets (2-4) at Philadelphia 76ers (5-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 108.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 23.2 points and 2.8 assists while Gordon Hayward is averaging 18.8 points and 5.2 rebounds. LeMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.2 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 25 points and 12.6 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 18.8 points and 3.2 assists. Seth Curry is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 7.2 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Monday games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The 76ers are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 overall. The under is 7-1 in 76ers last 8 overall. The Hornets are 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are a young team that competes and fights, but they're still struggling to find consistent offense early in the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are playing their best ball in quite some time, and that includes beating these Hornets by 15 points a couple days ago. A bit of a thick line here, but the 76ers are looking too consistent to step in front of right now. I'll take the 76ers by double digits.