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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets - 11/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets (6-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-5)
Date & Time Friday November 9, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 225
TV Channel
NBAt, FSCR, NSPA
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NBA | Charlotte Hornets (6-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-5)
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The Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look for another victory after winning four of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 115.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 28.1 points and 5.9 assists while Malik Monk is averaging 13.4 points and 1.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Parker is dishing 4.8 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost three straight road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 110.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.7 points and 12.4 rebounds while JJ Redick is averaging 17.3 points and 3.5 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won all six of their home games this season.

The Hornets are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The 76ers are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 home games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Eastern Conference and 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Friday games. The Hornets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets look better than I expected, but they've struggled on the road this season, so I'm not sure how seriously to take them just yet. The Philadelphia 76ers play their best ball by far at home and are slowly looking like they're getting more comfortable after a shaky start to the season. I'm just not big on the Hornets and think it's only a matter of time before this improved play comes to an end. I'll lay the reasonable number with the 76ers.

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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