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Hornets vs 76ers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 3/17/23

Philadelphia 76ers (46-22) vs. Charlotte Hornets (22-49)
March 17, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +9.5; Over/Under: +227
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 33.5 points and 4.1 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21.9 points and 10.8 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 83.6 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 21.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 20.6 points and 5.4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.

The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 Friday games. The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The under is 15-5 in Hornets last 20 overall. The 76ers are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Charlotte.

The Charlotte Hornets don’t give bettors many reasons to back them these days, as they don’t win and don’t cover numbers. The Philadelphia 76ers are enjoying a wonderful week, and they have the horses to blow the doors off here. Also, the 76ers are 7-2 ATS as double-digit favorites, which this line is at 9.5 / 10 points. I’ll lay the chalk with the road squad.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5

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