Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Preview and Odds - 11/23/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Venue:  Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC 
Where to Watch:  BSSE

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  76ers +4, Hornets -4; Over/Under:  214 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  76ers +4.5, Hornets -4.5; Over/Under:  214.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  76ers +3.5, Hornets -3.5; Over/Under:  214.5 points
 

Season Record

Philadelphia 76ers:  8-8 (4th place, Atlantic Division)
Charlotte Hornets:  4-14 (5th place, Southeast Division)
 
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Philadelphia 76ers:  6-4 last 10
Charlotte Hornets:  1-9 last 10

 

Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Preview and Analysis

 
The 76ers are coming into this game with an 8-8 record overall and they are 3-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They still have a game to be played first on Tuesday night against the Brooklyn Nets as this is the 2nd leg of a back-to-back for them on Wednesday. They are entering this game off of a loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves in their last game. Joel Embiid led the team in points in that game with 32 while Shake Milton was next on the team with 27 points. Joel Embiid and De'Anthony Melton each led the team in assists in that game with 6 while Joel Embiid led the team in rebounds with 9. They were 47.9% from the field, 43.8% from 3-point range, and 84.4% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 108.6 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 106.6 PPG against them. The 76ers have an ATS record of 9-7 this season and their O/U record is 8-8.
 
 
 
The Hornets are coming into this game with a 4-14 record overall and they are 1-6 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They are entering this game on a 3 game losing streak with losses coming against the Indiana Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Washington Wizards in their last game. Kelly Oubre Jr. led the team in points in that game with 23 while Gordon Hayward was next on the team with 20 points. Terry Rozier led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Nick Richards led the team in rebounds with 10. They were 39% from the field, 25% from 3-point range, and 69.6% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 109.5 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 115.2 PPG against them. The Hornets have an ATS record of 7-10-1 this season and their O/U record is 9-9.

 

76ers vs Hornets Prediction

The current betting odds have the Hornets listed as a 4 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. The 76ers haven't been having a great year this season as they sit at 8-8 on the season and now they are going to be missing some key players in this game. They have already been missing Harden in their last few games as he will be out for a while but now they are likely going to be missing Joel Embiid as well. This will also be a back-to-back for the 76ers where they have to travel after a home game against the Nets. The Hornets haven't been very good at all in their games this season with only 4 wins in their 18 games this season, but the Hornets will also be very hungry for a win here after their disappointing start to the season and they will be looking to pick on a weakened 76ers team that is dealing with injuries on the road in this bad spot for them. The Hornets will be coming for blood here since they have a chance to pick up a win on their home court and they have been keeping their games really close lately despite losing a few in a row now. The best way to place a bet here is on the Hornets to cover the spread in this game.
 
76ers Hornets Prediction:  Our NBA Pick for Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Hornets 122 76ers 110.
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NBA Betting Trends

 
Philadelphia 76ers: 13-21 ATS as a road underdog. 23-12 UNDER as a road underdog. 35-21 UNDER in the first half of the season.
Charlotte Hornets: 23-13 ATS when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days. 29-19 ATS off a road loss. 28-19 UNDER as a home underdog.
 

Key Injuries

 
Philadelphia 76ers:  F. Korkmaz (SG) Prob Tues - Knee. T. Harris (SF) Prob Tues - Hip. J. Embiid (C) Out Tues - Foot. J. Springer (PG) Ques Tues - Quadricep. T. Maxey (PG) Mid Dec - Foot. J. Harden (SG) Early Dec - Foot.
Charlotte Hornets:  L. Ball (PG) Ques Wed - Ankle. C. Martin (PF) Late Dec - Knee.
 
 

Notable Quotes

 
“No one feels sorry for you. So I’m not going to feel sorry for us either. We’ve got to find a way to win. I know that sounds nuts. But we just have to. And we’ll figure it out.” - Doc Rivers after his team’s loss against the Timberwolves in their game on Saturday.
 
 
“We have to have physicality every night.” - Steve Clifford after his team’s loss against the Wizards in their game on Sunday.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Philadelphia 76ers
PG Shake Milton
SG De'Anthony Melton
SF Tobias Harris
PF P.J. Tucker
C Paul Reed
 
Charlotte Hornets
PG Dennis Smith Jr.
SG Terry Rozier
SF Gordon Hayward
PF P.J. Washington
C Mason Plumlee
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Philadelphia 76ers
PPG: J. Embiid (32.3)
APG: J. Harden (10)
Reb/G: J. Embiid (10.1)
 
Charlotte Hornets
PPG: T. Rozier (20.3)
APG: L. Ball (7)
Reb/G: M. Plumlee (8.7)
 
Coaches:
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (3rd season)
Charlotte Hornets: Steve Clifford (1st season)
 


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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