Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 12/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Spectrum Center is where the Charlotte Hornets (14-12) will meet the Philadelphia 76ers (13-11) on Wednesday.
The 76ers faced off with the Hornets and took home the win by a score of 127-124 in their last game. Philadelphia ended having earned a 52.9% field goal percentage (46 of 87) and knocked down 15 out of their 36 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the 76ers knocked down 20 of 27 shots for a rate of 74.1%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 49 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 28 assists for the game as well as forcing 6 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to defense, Philadelphia allowed their opponent to shoot 44.9% from the floor on 48 of 107 shooting. Charlotte recorded 42 assists and had 31 steals in this contest. Additionally, Charlotte snagged 29 rebounds (13 offensive, 16 defensive) and got 9 blocked shots. Charlotte finished 70.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 17 tries. They also made 16 out of their 46 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Regarding personal fouls, the 76ers ended up finishing with 19 and the Hornets finished the game with 8 personal fouls.
Joel Embiid is a guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 43 points on 15 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 41 minutes and pulled down 15 boards. Embiid finished 75.0% from the field and dished out 7 dimes.
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Philadelphia enters this contest with a record of 13-11 on the year. They turn it over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. As a unit, Philadelphia is collecting 42.8 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 546 assists this year, which is 20th in the NBA in terms of passing. The 76ers are connecting on 36.0% from downtown (278 of 772) and 80.9% from the free throw line. They average 107.0 pts per game (18th in the league) while hitting 45.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the 76ers are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.5% on 3-point attempts and they are 11th in basketball in PPG allowed (105.9). The 76ers are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.8% (945 of 2,108) and they surrender 46.2 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 15th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 565 relinquished on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Hornets went home defeated by a final of 127-124 against the 76ers. When it comes to rebounding, Charlotte permitted Philadelphia to collect 41 overall (8 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 41.7% from three-point range by going 15 out of 36 and finished the contest at 20 of 27 from the free throw line (74.1%). The Hornets allowed the 76ers to convert 46 of their 87 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 52.9% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Hornets ended up shooting 48 out of 107 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.9%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Charlotte buried 16 out of their 46 attempts (34.8%). They were able to make 12 of those for a percentage of 70.6%. The 76ers earned 15 fouls in this game which got the Hornets to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They turned the ball over 8 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. The Hornets pulled down 29 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 42 for this game.
Kelly Oubre Jr. ended up being a factor for the Hornets for this game. He converted 13 out of 24 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 54.2%, and had 5 rebounds. Oubre scored 35 points in his 43 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in this game.
Charlotte has a record of 14-12 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are shooting 45.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA. Charlotte has tallied 3,011 pts so far this year (115.8 per contest) and they grab 44.1 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 26.5 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.8 times per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 19.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.1% from the charity stripe.
The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 30th in the NBA in points allowed per game with 116.3. They have forced 15.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.0% from the floor (26th in the league). The Charlotte defense gives up 35.0% on 3-point attempts (355 of 1,015) and their opposition knocks down 77.4% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 26.4 assists and 48.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 30th and 29th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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