Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/2/2018
Friday, March 2, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, March 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 5 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 28-34. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.0 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 106.7 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 32-27. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.4 points per contest and giving up 105.7, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-32-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 30-30-2 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 32-26-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-29-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/01/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
03/01/18 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Hamstring is "?" Friday vs Philadelphia
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/01/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Acquired is "?" Thursday vs Cleveland
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.9 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 12.4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.1 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 45.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 10th in the league with 107.4 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.78. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.6. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.4. The 76ers surrender 105.7 points per contest, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 21.2 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Philadelphia -5
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