76ers vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 17, 2023

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76ers vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 17, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (22-49), who are a 10.5-point underdog when they take the court against Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers (46-22) on March 17, 2023. A 228-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

76ers vs. Hornets Odds

  • 76ers odds to win: -517
  • Hornets odds to win: +391
  • Spread: 76ers (-10.5)
  • Total: 228

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 17, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: BSSE and NBCS-PH+

Who Will Win 76ers vs. Hornets?

76ers and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 10.5-point favorites this season, the 76ers are 6-2 against the spread.

When they have played as at least 10.5-point underdogs this year, the Hornets are 3-4-1 against the spread.

These two teams average a combined 226.7 points per game, 1.3 fewer points than the over/under of 228 set for this game.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 0.2 more points per game, 228.2, than this game’s total of 228 points.

The 76ers’ average point total in outings this season is 225.8, 2.2 points less than the total in this game.

The average point total for Charlotte this season is 1.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Philadelphia’s ATS record is 40-28-0 this season.

The Hornets have a 30-38-3 record against the spread this year.

76ers Stats & Insights

The 76ers average 115.1 points per game (13th in the league) while giving up 110.7 per contest (third in the NBA). They have a +297 scoring differential overall and outscore opponents by 4.4 points per game.

The 76ers rank 28th in the NBA at 40.7 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 41.1 their opponents average.

Philadelphia connects on 12.8 three-pointers per game (ninth-most in the league), 1.2 more than its opponents (11.6). It is shooting 39.0% from beyond the arc (first in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 35.0%.

The 76ers put up 115.5 points per 100 possessions (third in the league), while allowing 110.1 points per 100 possessions (eighth in the NBA).

So far in 2022-23, the 76ers’ offense has been slightly worse at home, where they score 115.0 points per game, compared to on the road, where they score 115.2 per game. On the defensive side of the ball, they have been tougher at home, where they give up 109.3 points per game, versus road games, where they let their opponents to average 112.3 per game.

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets have a -415 scoring differential, falling short by 5.9 points per game. They’re putting up 111.6 points per game, 26th in the league, and are giving up 117.5 per outing to rank 23rd in the NBA.

The 44.8 rebounds per game Charlotte accumulates rank eighth in the NBA, 1.5 fewer than the 46.3 its opponents collect.

The Hornets knock down 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th in the league) at a 33.0% rate (29th in NBA), compared to the 12.4 per outing their opponents make, shooting 35.9% from deep.

The Hornets average 110.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (25th in league), and allow 114.0 points per 100 possessions (22nd in NBA).

Charlotte is putting up fewer points at home (110.7 per game) than on the road (112.5).

76ers Key Players to Watch

Embiid averages 33.5 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, with 4.1 assists.

James Harden contributes 21.9 points per game and adds 6.2 rebounds and 10.8 assists for the 76ers.

Harden makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the 76ers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

De’Anthony Melton averages 1.6 takeaways per game, and Embiid records 1.7 rejections per contest.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

Rozier puts up 21.5 points per game. He also contributes 4.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game this season.

This season, Nick Richards is averaging 7.9 points, 0.6 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Rozier averages 2.7 made threes per game.

The Hornets’ defensive efforts get a lift from Dennis Smith Jr.’s 1.4 steals and P.J. Washington’s 1.1 blocks per game.

76ers vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hornets (+ 10.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (228)

  • Prediction:
    76ers 118 – Hornets 110

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