Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia (-3.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (10-11) play the Philadelphia 76ers (15-6) at Spectrum Center on Wednesday. The spread on this matchup has Philadelphia as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 222.5.
The Philadelphia 76ers took the court against the Indiana Pacers and earned the victory with a final of 119-110 in their last game. Philadelphia wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (45 of 92) and buried 8 out of their 26 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the 76ers made 21 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 67.7%. In terms of getting rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 dimes for the matchup as well as getting 9 steals and 8 rejections. Concerning defense, Philadelphia allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 41 of 84 shooting. Indiana earned 21 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Moreover, the Pacers grabbed 41 boards (9 offensive, 32 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Indiana finished shooting 81.8% when shooting free throws by converting 18 of their 22 shots. They also knocked down 10 of 28 attempts from long range.
Tobias Harris is one guy who came through in this matchup. He scored 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 30:30 mins played and totaled 8 rebounds. Harris finished the game shooting 52.6% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. One more player that came through in this contest for the 76ers was Ben Simmons. He had 6 boards and earned 7 dimes. He shot 75.0% from the field in this game by shooting 9-of-12 (21 points). At the conclusion of this game, Simmons was on the court for 34:45 min.
Philadelphia will take the court with a mark of 15-6 for the year. They are averaging 113.9 points per contest (8th in the league) while shooting 47.4% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 36.2% on 3-point shots (233 of 643) and 76.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Philadelphia is grabbing 46.0 boards per game and has 496 assists this season, which is 12th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 15.8 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 20.8 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the 76ers are able to force 15.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.0 personal fouls. They are 21st in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 520 conceded this season. The 76ers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.5% (324 of 462) and they concede 43.3 boards per game as a team. They give up 36.6% on three-point shots while they are 10th in the league in opponents PPG (109.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Charlotte Hornets got the win with a final of 129-121 against the Miami Heat. The Hornets earned 31 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in this matchup. They blocked 4 attempts while recording 6 steals in this game. The Heat earned 26 fouls for the contest which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of those for a percentage of 84.6%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Charlotte converted 21 of their 41 attempts (51.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets finished 43 for 95 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.3%. The Hornets permitted the Heat to knock down 43 of 91 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 47.3% for this contest. They finished shooting 41.3% from beyond the arc by connecting on 19 of 46 and finished the contest at 16 of 25 from the charity stripe (64.0%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Charlotte allowed Miami to collect 48 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Devonte' Graham was important for the Hornets in the matchup. He made 7 out of 13 for the contest for a rate of 53.8%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Graham collected 4 boards in his 41:08 minutes of time on the hardwood and added 5 dimes for the contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Charlotte was Gordon Hayward. He ended up scoring 19 points in 41:59 mins on the court via 8 of 14 from the floor in the matchup. Hayward ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor and also earning 3 assists and 6 boards.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 10-11 on the year. The Hornets are committing 18.3 fouls every game while shooting 74.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 28.6 times per contest (1st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per game. Charlotte has earned 2,301 pts this year (109.6 per contest) and they average 44.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Hornets are shooting 45.1% from the floor, which ranks them 21st in basketball. The Hornets defensively are ranked 12th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 110.2. They are forcing 16.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (16th in the league). The Charlotte defense gives up 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (310 of 850) and opponents are making 72.2% of their foul shots. They have allowed 28.4 assists and 46.6 boards every game, which has them ranked 30th and 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-3.5)
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