Hornets vs 76ers Prediction NBA Picks 3/16/24

Philadelphia 76ers (36-30) vs Charlotte Hornets (17-49)

Game Info: Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -11 -- Over/Under: 207.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers.

Charlotte Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been in a terrible slump as they've lost nine of their last 11 games overall and they are hoping to bounce back here after getting thrashed by the Suns in a 107-96 loss last night. Vasilije Micic led the team in scoring with 21 points, Grant Williams added 20 points off the bench while Miles Bridges chipped in with 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. As a team, the Hornets shot just 37 percent from the field and six of 37 from the 3-point line as they struggled to match the Suns from the start, falling behind by as many as 25 points in the third quarter, before they finished with a flurry in the fourth quarter to make it somewhat interesting in the end. The Hornets will face the Magic, Hawks, and Cavaliers after this game.

Philadelphia 76ers

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers have been in poor form as they've lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting run over by the Bucks in a 114-105 road defeat on Thursday. Tyrese Maxey led the team with 30 points on 12 of 23 shooting, Tobias Harris added 15 points while Cameron Payne chipped in with 13 points on five of six shooting off the bench. As a team, the 76ers shot 49 percent from the field and 17 of 35 from the 3-point line as they drained 10 3-pointers in the first half to take a 12-point lead, but they couldn't maintain that pace and had no answer for the Bucks in the fourth quarter where they got outscored by 34-22 to finish with another disappointing defeat. The 76ers will take on the Heat, Suns, and Lakers after this one.

Philadelphia 76ers Player Facts

  • Tobias Harris ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (88.2%) this season.
  • Tyrese Maxey ranks 6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (25.9) this season.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks 18th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.2) this season.
  • Miles Bridges ranks 32nd amongst qualified players for points per game (21.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for steals per game this season (8.5).
  • The 76ers rank 1st in the league for opponent steals per game this season (6.0).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-9.9).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.6).

Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers

The Hornets are coming into this game without a single player listed on the injury report once again, while the 76ers are still without Joel Embiid and De'Anthony Melton with Tobias Harris also listed as questionable. The Hornets have continued to struggle despite being relatively healthy and they didn't look good at all in last night's big loss to the Suns, while the 76ers are also mired in their worst slump of the season just lost a close one to the Bucks on Thursday. You couldn't back either side with any confidence these days, but the 76ers were more than competitive against the Bucks in their last outing and I think they can get a much-needed win here against this ice-cold Hornets squad playing their second game of a back to back set.

Peter’s Pick Philadelphia -11

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