Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+9)
The Philadelphia 76ers (4-1) play the Charlotte Hornets (2-2) at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday. Charlotte opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The O/U opens at 216.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Dallas Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 118-99 in their last contest. Charlotte finished the contest having earned a 51.2% FG percentage (43 of 84) and made 15 of 34 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Hornets made 17 of their 21 attempts for a percentage of 81.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 50 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 30 assists for this game as well as having 6 steals and 6 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 39.1% from the field on 34 out of 87 shooting. Dallas recorded 24 assists and had 10 steals for this game. In addition, the Mavericks had 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 6 rejections. Dallas finished shooting 57.6% at the charity stripe by converting 19 of 33 attempts. They also made 12 of their 42 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
LaMelo Ball is one guy who was a major contributor for this contest. He recorded 22 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 29:25 mins and collected 8 rebounds. Ball walked away from this one shooting 70.0% from the floor and also distributed 5 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Hornets was Miles Bridges. He had 16 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor in this game by hitting 6-of-9 (20 points). When all was said and done, Bridges was on the court for 29:43 min.
Charlotte comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 2-2 this season. They are averaging 111.3 points per contest (18th in the NBA) while going 46.3% from the field. The Hornets are shooting 37.5% on 3-point shots (54 of 144) and 64.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is collecting 45.3 boards per contest and has totaled 121 assists so far this season, which is 11th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 16.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 23.0 personal fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 17.8 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 fouls. The Hornets defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.1% (71 of 76) and they surrender 47.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 12th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 106 surrendered this year. They give up 34.2% from 3-point land and they are 9th in the league in opponents PPG (108.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers got the victory with a final of 116-92 against the Orlando Magic. The 76ers were able to pull down 47 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 54 in this contest. They also blocked 10 shots while recording 7 steals for this game. The Magic were called for 15 fouls for the game which took the 76ers to the free throw line for a total of 15 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Philadelphia made 15 out of their 33 tries (45.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers walked away from this one shooting 44 for 91 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.4%. The 76ers allowed the Magic to make 33 of their 95 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 34.7% for the contest. They shot 25.0% from distance by connecting on 7 out of 28 and finished the contest at 19 of 21 from the free throw line (90.5%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Philadelphia permitted Orlando to grab 48 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Joel Embiid ended up having an impact for the 76ers for the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 11 for the contest for a rate of 63.6%, which earned him 21 points. Embiid totaled 9 rebounds in his 26:41 minutes of playing time and earned 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Philadelphia was Seth Curry. He racked up 21 points in his 24:45 mins on the hardwood by going 7 of 12 shooting for this game. Curry ended the game having shot 58.3% from the floor while also totaling 3 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a record of 4-1 for the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the 76ers are hitting on 44.5% from the field, which ranks 22nd in the league. Philadelphia has scored 532 points for the season (106.4 per game) and they grab 48.2 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 22.0 times per contest (26th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 17.4 times per game. The 76ers are committing 20.2 fouls per contest and they hit 78.7% from the free throw line. The 76ers on defense are ranked 3rd in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 99.8. The Philadelphia defense gives up 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc (54 of 152) and opponents are converting on 79.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 23.2 dimes and 44.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 7th and 14th in the league. They are able to force 16.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.4% from the field (1st in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-9) and over 216 points
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