Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 11/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
The Philadelphia 76ers are on their way to Spectrum Center on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Charlotte Hornets.
The 76ers played the Timberwolves and went home with a loss by a final score of 112-109 in their last game. Philadelphia ended having earned a 47.9% FG percentage (34 out of 71) and made 14 out of their 32 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the 76ers converted 27 of 32 shots for a rate of 84.4%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 39 with 4 of them being offensive. They also recorded 21 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and earning 10 steals. When discussing the defense, Philadelphia let their opponent shoot 47.1% from the field on 40 of 85 shooting. Minnesota dished out 28 assists and had 9 steals in this game. Additionally, Minnesota pulled down 43 rebounds (8 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 1 block. Minnesota finished 83.3% from the free throw line by burying 20 of 24 shots. They also converted 12 out of their 36 shots from three-point range. With respect to personal fouls, the 76ers left the arena with 24 while the Timberwolves totaled 25 personal fouls.
Joel Embiid is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He ended up walking away with 32 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and also totaled 9 boards. Embiid finished the game at 40.0% from the floor and distributed 6 assists.
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Philadelphia will enter this game with a record of 8-8 on the year. They average 108.6 pts per contest (27th in basketball) while hitting 47.1% from the field. The 76ers are connecting on 37.5% on three-point attempts (194 of 517) and 79.8% from the charity stripe. As a team, Philadelphia is pulling in 39.1 boards per game and has totaled 375 assists on the year, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.3 fouls per game.
Defensively, the 76ers are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 fouls. They are giving up 31.7% on shots from distance and they are ranked 3rd in the league in points per game allowed (106.6). The 76ers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.2% (625 of 1,353) and they concede 43.8 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 6th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 380 relinquished on the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 106-102 when they played the Wizards. The Hornets earned 36 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 51 for this contest. They gave up possession 13 times, while getting 5 steals for the contest. The Wizards earned 19 personal fouls in this game which took the Hornets to the free throw line for 23 shots. They were able to make 16 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.6%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Charlotte made 8 out of their 32 attempts (25.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hornets finished shooting 39 for 100 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.0%. The Hornets permitted the Wizards to bury 40 of 93 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.0% for the game. They shot 38.2% from three-point range via 13 out of 34 and ended up going 13 out of 18 at the charity stripe (72.2%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Charlotte allowed Washington to collect 49 in all (14 offensive).
Gordon Hayward ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets in this game. Hayward tallied 20 points in his 37 mins of playing time and had 5 dimes for the contest. He buried 7 of 16 for this contest for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and had 5 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 4-14 so far this year. As an offensive team, the Hornets are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks 28th in the league. Charlotte has accounted for 1,971 points this season (109.5 per game) and they pull down 45.5 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 25.3 times per contest (12th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.9 times per contest. The Hornets are committing 21.9 fouls per game and they shoot 73.8% from the free throw line.
The Charlotte defense gives up 33.7% on shots from distance (204 of 605) and opponents are connecting on 79.2% of their free throw shots. They have allowed 25.6 dimes and 46.4 rebounds every game, ranking them 17th and 26th in the NBA. The Hornets defensively are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 115.2. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (20th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Charlotte and under the total points
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