The Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 5 of their last 7 games. The Charlotte Hornets have lost 10 of their last 11 games.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 32.3 points and 4.6 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 22.9 points and 4.4 assists. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 109.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.8 points and 4.8 rebounds, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 6-15-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hornets are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Hornets last 11 home games. The 76ers are 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte and 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Seeing the Charlotte Hornets as a favorite here is weird, but I get it. The Philadelphia 76ers are banged up, on the end of a back to back and fresh off an emotional win over the Nets. This is a let-down spot for the 76ers, and there's going to be tired legs with a short rotation. There's really no excuse for the Charlotte Hornets here at home. I'll lay the chalk.