Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers :
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Philadelphia 76ers look to keep the ball rolling while building on their nine-game winning streak. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Ben Simmons is averaging 15.8 points and 8.1 assists while JJ Redick is averaging 16.6 points and three assists. Dario Saric is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won four straight road games.
The Charlotte Hornets look to play spoiler here after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23 points and 5.7 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 16.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last nine home games.
The 76ers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest, 17-40-1 ATS in their last 58 vs. NBA Atlantic and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte, 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers may be without their best player, but they’re still head and shoulders the better team in this matchup, outscoring teams by more than 13 points in their last five games. The Charlotte Hornets have pretty much nothing to play for at this point and are on the end of a back to back after getting beat up by the Washington Wizards. You guys know I haven’t been high on the Hornets at all this season, as it’s Kemba or bust for this team. I’ll gladly take the better team still playing for seeding and the small chalk.