Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 12/11/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Charlotte Hornets at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday.
The Hornets played the Nets and ended up losing by a score of 122-116 in their last game. Concerning personal fouls, the Hornets ended up walking away with 18 and the Nets accumulated 20 personal fouls. They buried 12 out of their 31 attempts from three-point range. Brooklyn ended up going 75.0% from the free throw line by converting 12 of their 16 attempts. Moreover, Brooklyn pulled down 39 rebounds (5 offensive, 34 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Brooklyn earned 33 assists and had 3 steals for this game. In relation to defending, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 57.0% from the field on 49 of 86 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for the contest while creating 10 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they earned 40 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Hornets made 12 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 52.2%. Charlotte finished the game having earned a 53.4% field goal percentage (47 of 88) and knocked down 10 of 24 three-point shots.
Kelly Oubre Jr. is one player who played a role for the matchup. He left the arena with 28 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 41 minutes and grabbed 8 rebounds. Oubre finished the game at 55.0% from the field and also dished out 1 assist.
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Charlotte will enter this game with a record of 7-18 this season. They lose possession via turnover 14.5 times per contest and as a unit they commit 20.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Charlotte is pulling in 45.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 626 assists so far this year, which is 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Hornets are shooting 32.4% on 3-point shots (257 of 793) and 72.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 109.6 points per game (26th in the NBA) while going 44.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 21st in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 654 relinquished so far this season. The Hornets are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.5% (1,062 of 2,236) and they concede 46.2 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 34.2% from 3-point land while they are 20th in basketball in PPG allowed (115.4).
When they last played, the 76ers took a loss by a final score of 132-123 against the Rockets. When discussing cleaning the glass, Philadelphia permitted Houston to grab 51 in total (16 on the offensive glass). They finished 35.9% from three-point range by connecting on 14 out of 39 and finished the game at 34 of 44 at the free throw line (77.3%). The 76ers allowed the Rockets to bury 42 of their 94 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 44.7% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the 76ers walked away from this one shooting 39 out of 87 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.8%. With regard to three-point shots, Philadelphia converted 17 out of 36 attempts (47.2%). They were able to bury 28 of them for a clip of 77.8%. The Rockets earned 27 fouls for this game which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for a total of 36 tries. They coughed it up 19 times, while recording 10 steals for this contest. The 76ers collected 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in this contest.
Joel Embiid ended up being important for the 76ers for the matchup. Embiid scored 39 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and added 3 assists for this game. He buried 12 of 21 for this contest giving him a rate of 57.1%, and had 7 rebounds.
Philadelphia has a mark of 12-12 this season. On the offensive side of the court, the 76ers are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which ranks 14th in basketball. Philadelphia has scored 2,615 pts on the year (109.0 per contest) and they pull down 39.9 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 23.3 times per game (24th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.5 times per contest. The 76ers are committing 20.1 fouls per game and they connect on 80.9% from the free throw line.
The 76ers defensively are ranked 2nd in the league in points given up per game with 107.6. They are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.9% from the floor (16th in the league). The Philadelphia defense gives up 32.8% on 3-point attempts (254 of 774) and their opposition makes 76.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 23.8 assists and 43.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 8th and 12th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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