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Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
When: Friday, November 9, 7:00 PM. ET.
The Philadelphia 76ers will be going for their fourth win in five games when they take on the Charlotte Hornets, who are also trying to win their fourth game in their last five contests.
Charlotte Going For Third Consecutive Win
The Hornets have won their last two games and will be going for their third consecutive win, and their third win in their last four games when they face the 76ers on Friday. The Hornets lost their first meeting against the 76ers 105-103 and will be trying to avenge the loss when they meet for the second time this season.
Charlotte has played well on both sides this season. The team is giving up 107.5 points per game, which is seventh in the league. They have played particularly well in their last two games, giving up 98 points per game, and will need to play with the same intensity to beat the 76ers on Friday.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) November 7, 2018
Offensively, the Hornets are averaging 115.5 points per game, which is ninth in the league. Kemba Walker has been doing a little bit of everything for the Hornets this season. He leads the team in scoring, averaging 28.1 points per game. He also leads the team with 5.9 assists per game and he is shooting 47.1 percent from the field this season.
Malik Monk is averaging 13.4 points off the bench, and Jeremy Lamb is averaging 12 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
If the Hornets can keep Joel Embiid in check, they should be able to leave Philadelphia with the win on Friday night.
76ers Going For Second Consecutive Win
The 76ers finally got their first road win of the year when they defeated the Indiana Pacers in their last game, and they will be trying to win their second game in a row when they take on the Hornets for the second time this season.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) November 8, 2018
Philadelphia has struggled defensively this season, giving up 111.3 points per game. But they did a great job against the Pacers, holding them to 94 points. The team will need to give another great defensive effort to improve their chances of winning this game.
The 76ers have also been inconsistent on offense this season, and they are averaging 110.7 points per game, which is 14th in the league.
Joel Embiid leads the team with 27.7 points, 12.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. J.J. Redick has been great off the bench, averaging 17.3 points and 3.5 assists per game, while Ben Simmons is chipping in 14.1 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game.
If the 76ers play like they did against the Pacers, they should be able to get the win.
- 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games following a straight up win.
- 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games following an ATS win.
- 4-1 ATS in its last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- 5-2 ATS in its last 7 road games.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The 76ers have struggled against the spread this season, losing six of their last eight games after a straight up loss and five of their last six games after an ATS win. The Hornets have played well against the spread, winning four of their last five games against Eastern Conference teams and five of their last seven road games.
Prediction: Charlotte Hornets +6
Full-Game Total Pick
The total has gone under in six of Charlotte’s last seven road games against teams with winning records and in four of their last five games. The total has also gone under in five of Philadelphia’s last six games against Eastern Conference teams and in six of the last seven meetings between the two teams.
Prediction: Under 226
Full-Game Prop Bet
The 76ers are averaging 110.7 points per game and they will fail to go over 116 points in this game because the Hornets are a good defensive team and they are holding opponents to 107.5 points per game.
Prediction: 76ers – Total Points Under 116
Half-Time Side Pick
The 76ers will win the first half of this game because they are a better first half team. They are averaging 55.3 points per game in the first half of their last three games, while the Hornets average 52.7 points. They have also played better defensively, giving up 49.3 points in the first half of their last three games while the Hornets are giving up 50 points per game.
Prediction: Philadelphia 76ers -3
Half-Time Total Bet
The Hornets and 76ers will play under the total in the first half because they are averaging 108 points in the first half of their last three games and their defenses are giving up 99.3 points in that span.
Prediction: Under 112.5
Half-Time Prop Prediction
The Hornets will fail to go over 55 in the first half because they are averaging 52.7 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they are playing a team that is giving up 49.3 points in the first half of their last three games.
Prediction: Hornets – Total 1st Half Points Under 55