Hornets vs 76ers Prediction NBA Picks 3/1/24

Philadelphia 76ers (33-25) vs Charlotte Hornets (15-43)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets travel to the Wells Fargo Center to battle the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Here’s a Hornets vs 76ers Prediction.

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets look to have cooled off from their four-game win streak as they have now lost three of their last four games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting thrashed by the Bucks in a 111-99 loss last night. Brandon Miller led the team with 21 points, Grant Williams added 17 points off the bench while Miles Bridges chipped in with 15 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Hornets shot 43 percent from the field and 12 of 39 from the 3-point line, but they were poor on the defensive end and were always fighting a losing battle after allowing the Bucks to explode for 70 points in the first half. In fact, the Hornets didn't really wake up until they trailed by 25 points in the third quarter.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in a real slump as they've lost 12 of their last 16 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 117-99 road loss on Tuesday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 32 points and five assists, Ricky Council added 16 points off the bench while Tobias Harris and Cameron Payne each scored 13 points. As a team, the 76ers shot just 39 percent from the field and 14 of 42 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Celtics in a tightly contested first half, only to get blown out by 64-48 in the second half as they had no answer for the Celtics' Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum who combined for 60 points.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tobias Harris ranks 2nd amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (89.9%) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.6).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.1).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-10.5).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.8).

Hornets vs 76ers Prediction

The Hornets are playing their second game of a back to back set after getting routed by the Bucks last night, while the 76ers have been struggling mightily and will again be missing their leader, Joel Embiid. The Hornets have shown that they can pull off the odd upset against any team and it wouldn't shock me if they got the win here as the 76ers are banged up and mired in their worst slump of teh season. With the extra two days rest, I think the 76ers can get the much-needed win here behind a big game from Maxey, but I'm backing the Hornets to hang around and keep this to single digits.

 

Peter’s Pick Charlotte +10.5

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