Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 6-5. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 7.9 as they average 115.5 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 7-5. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They total 110.7 points per contest and give up 111.3, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 7-4-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 5-7-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 6-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/08/18 F Mike Muscala Nose is out indefinitely
10/20/18 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while playing 24.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 91%. Kemba Walker averages 28.1 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game. He averages 5.9 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Joel Embiid scores 27.7 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Ben Simmons averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.4 rebounds per game and has 7.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 115.5 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 44.9 boards per contest and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 107.5 points per contest, which is 6th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 9th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 22.7 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 14th in the NBA with 110.7 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.67. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 23rd in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 49.1 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 25.7. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.1. The 76ers give up 111.3 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 4th in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.4, and their offensive rating of 115.3 is ranked 11th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Charlotte is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 27th in the NBA. The 76ers are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 106.3, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 9th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 103.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 20th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6
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