Charlotte Hornets (3-3) at Philadelphia 76ers (2-3)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 27, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -9 -- Over/Under: 229
The Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look for their third road win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 31 points and 5.4 assists while Malik Monk is averaging 12.6 points and two rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Nicolas Batum is grabbing five rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won four of their last six road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for their third home win of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.6 points and 12.4 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 21.2 points and 3.6 assists. Robert Covington is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing 8.5 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 12 straight home games.
The Hornets are 17-42-1 ATS in their last 60 vs. NBA Atlantic and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games. The 76ers are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest, 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Hornets are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets have been much improved on the offensive end so far this season, as they've scored no less than 106 points in all six games and are fresh off a game Friday night in which they shot 57 percent from the field. The Philadelphia 76ers have been hit or miss and are now dealing with a banged up Embiid, who is questionable with an ankle injury. The Hornets deserve some love in this spot and this line seems a bit steep. I'll take a shot with the points and the road team.