Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Charlotte PK -- Over/Under 225
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Charlotte Hornets duke it out at the Spectrum Center on Tuesday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers have been in great shape as they’ve won nine of their last 13 games and they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after sneaking past the Bucks in a 130-125 road win on Sunday. Joel Embiid dominated the game with 40 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, Jimmy Butler added 27 points while JJ Redick chipped in with 19 points on seven of 10 shooting. As a team, the 76ers shot 47 percent from the field and 15 of 32 from the 3-point line as they poured on 62 points in the first half to lead by nine points going into halftime, but they had to keep the offense going in the fourth quarter where the Bucks rallied with 43 points. With the impressive win, Philadelphia improved to 45-25 overall and 17-16 on the road.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been in a rut as they’ve lost eight of their last 11 games and they will hoping to bounce back after getting blown out by the Heat in a 93-75 road loss on Sunday. Jeremy Lamb led the team in scoring with 21 points off the bench, Frank Kaminsky added 13 points while Nicolas Batum chipped in with 12 points but no other player scored more than 10 points. As a team, the Hornets shot a season-low 31 percent from the field and seven of 36 from the 3-point line as they hung with the Heat in a close contest until the fourth quarter where the Heat outscored them by 32-15 to run away with it late. With the loss, Charlotte fell to 31-38 overall and 10-24 on the road.
Looking at the betting trends, the 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The Hornets are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games following a loss of more than 10 points, 18-38-4 ATS in their last 60 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Head to head, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, the 76ers are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Charlotte and the 76ers are 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings overall.
The Hornets opened as minor favorites in this one which was surprising, but the early money is going towards the 76ers who have been in great form lately. The 76ers are also 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Charlotte and 7-2 ATS in the last nine meetings overall, so I’m keeping it simply and taking the 76ers to continue their surge towards the playoffs with another win and cover in this one.