Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds 4-1-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 3/31/2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 9-66 and a road record of 3-35. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.5 as they are averaging 97 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. Philadelphia is 2-12 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 3-43. They are 0-10 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 43-31 and a home record of 27-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 2.5. Charlotte has a division record of 7-7 and a conference record of 28-16. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Isaiah Canaan comes into this contest averaging 10.8 points per game while playing 25.4 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Nerlens Noel averages 11.1 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Kemba Walker averages 21 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Philadelphia averages 97 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.7 per game. The 76ers allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 55.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Hornets force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The 76ers average 96.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 98.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 98.4 and a defensive rating of 109. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hornets score 105.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 106.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-40-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 38-36-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-34-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 34-38-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
03/29/16 F Jerami Grant Knee expected to miss Friday vs. Charlotte
03/29/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee expected to miss Friday vs. Charlotte
03/28/16 F Richaun Holmes Achilles out indefinitely
03/11/16 C Jahlil Okafor Knee out for season
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/31/16 PG Jeremy Lin Back "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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