Monday, February 13, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Time Warner Cable Arena to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 12 point favorites.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 20-34. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 101.0 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 24-30. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.9 points per game and surrendering 104.5, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Robert Covington comes into this game averaging 11.5 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this year for the 76ers. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 14.7 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Kemba Walker averages 22.3 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Philadelphia averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.78 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.6 per game. The 76ers allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Charlotte averages 104.9 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.46 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 28th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the NBA. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 29th with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 108.2. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15 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 rating on offense is 107.8 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 96.8 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 32% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-22-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-26-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-30-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
02/12/17 C Joel Embiid Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/12/17 F Cody Zeller Quad doubtful Monday vs. Philadelphia
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -12
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