Two teams sitting on opposite sides of the playoff spots of the Eastern Conference are clashing, when the Philadelphia 76ers (32-27), who ended a mini losing streak with a big win against the Cavs, are hosting the Charlotte Hornets (28-34), who saw a big winning streak getting snapped and are looking to bounce back. Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 03-02-2018, 19:00 EDT
Spread: Philadelphia 76ers -4
Sixers have a 32-27 record (32-25-2 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 6th place of the East. In their last game they snapped a two-game losing streak by winning on the road against the Cavaliers with a 108-97 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Joel Embiid with 23.9 ppg, adding a team high 11.1 rebounds per game. He is followed by Ben Simmons with 16.6 ppg, 7.7 rebounds and a team high 7.4 assists per game, while JJ Redick adds 16.6 ppg.
Hornets have a 28-34 record (26-32-4 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 10th place of the East. In their last game they saw a five-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Celtics with a 106-134 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 23 ppg, adding a team high 5.8 assists per game. He is followed by Dwight Howard with 15.9 ppg and a team high 12.4 rebounds per game, while Jeremy Lamb adds 13.3 ppg.
Sixers led the Hornets 2-1 wins last season, winning the only game in Philadelphia with a 102-93 score. The Sixers are 19-9 at home so far this season, while Hornets are 10-19 on the road. Sixers are better both offensively, scoring 107.5 ppg to Hornets’ 106.7 and defensively, allowing 105.5 ppg to Hornets’ 106.7. The Sixers also have a better field goal percentage, shooting with 46.43% to Hornets’ 44.56%, while Hornets have a better 3-point percentage, shooting with 36.86% to Sixers’ 35.99%. Philadelphia leads the league in rebounding, grabbing 46.9 to Hornets’ 45.4 and are third-best in assists made, with 25.6 to Hornets’ 21.4. Sixers are by far the better team and the favorite for the win. Vegas odds give them a -4 spread and expect them to beat the odds for the home victory today.
Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -4 (-112)
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