Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 9 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 30-28 and a road record of 11-19. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. Charlotte is 5-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 20-15. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The 76ers have an overall record of 8-52 and a home record of 5-23. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 96.4 points per game and surrendering 106.9, good for a point differential of -10.6. Philadelphia has a division record of 1-10 and a conference record of 2-34. In their last 10 games they are 1-9.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.2 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jahlil Okafor averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Charlotte averages 101.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Philadelphia averages 96.4 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The 76ers force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 99.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105 and a defensive rating of 104.1. In terms of pace they average 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The 76ers score 96.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -10.2 points per game. The 76ers rating on offense is 97.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 16.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-28-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-31-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-32-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-27-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/29/16 F Spencer Hawes Back expected to miss Tuesday vs. Phoenix
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/01/16 G Hollis Thompson Flu "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
03/01/16 C Jahlil Okafor Shin missed last game, probable Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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