Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 4/1/2018
Sunday, April 1, 2018
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 2 point favorites.
The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 45-30. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.5 as they are averaging 108.8 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 34-42. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per contest and giving up 107.8, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 43-31-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 37-37-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-40-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-36-2 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
03/31/18 C Joel Embiid Head is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/31/18 G Jeremy Lamb Foot is probable Saturday vs Washington
03/30/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Washington
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 8 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. J.J. Redick averages 16.6 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Dwight Howard averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.3 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia averages 108.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.49 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.8 per game. The 76ers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.3 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 11th in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.01. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Hornets surrender 107.8 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Philadelphia is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 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 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% 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?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +2
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