Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 34-28. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 28-36. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per contest and giving up 106.7, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 34-27-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 31-31-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-33-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 30-32-2 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/05/18 C Joel Embiid Knee is probable Tuesday vs Charlotte
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/05/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Philadelphia
Ben Simmons comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Joel Embiid averages 23.7 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.2 assists per game and 11.2 rebounds per contest for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kemba Walker has scored 23.2 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.3 rebounds per game and 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 107.5 points per contest this year, which is 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.92 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 11th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 25.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.3 per game. The 76ers allow 105.6 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.8 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 14th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.25. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 21.3. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Hornets give up 106.7 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.2 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 43.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14 per contest this year.
The 76ers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 26th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Hornets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -1
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