Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/18/2014
Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
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The Charlotte Hornets, who have won just one of their 11 road games this season, will be visiting the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. During the 2013-14 season, Charlotte won three out of the four games in their regular season series against the 76ers.
On Wednesday night, the Hornets lost their fourth consecutive game when the Phoenix Suns defeated them 111-106 in Charlotte. They did play well offensively in that game, but their defenses allowed the Suns to shoot 52.4 percent from the field.
So far this season, the Hornets are near the bottom of the league in both points scored and points against. Center Al Jefferson has been their top all-around player by scoring a team-high 19.2 points per game while also grabbing eight rebounds per game.
The 76ers were held to just 38 first-half points in their game against the Boston Celtics on Monday night and ended up being routed 105-87 on the road. They were held to a 35.5 field goal percentage in that game and ended up being forced into committing 22 turnovers.
Through 24 games this season, the 76ers have scored just 91.3 points per game while allowing opposing offenses to score 103.7 points per game against them. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams has been able to average 15.5 points, 7.7 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game this season, but he has also turned the ball over 4.8 times per game. Their top scorer is shooting guard Tony Wroten, who is averaging 16.5 points per game.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte Hornets are 9-15-1 Against the Spread
Charlotte Hornets are 15-10-0 against the Over/Under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
Philadelphia 76ers are 11-12-1 Against the Spread
Philadelphia 76ers are 10-14-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/18/14 G Lance Stephenson Groin is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Philadelphia
10/27/14 G Jason Richardson Foot out for season
10/23/14 F Joel Embiid Foot out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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