Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Where to Watch: BSSE
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Point Spread: 76ers NL, Hornets NL; Over/Under: NL points
Bet365: Point Spread: 76ers NL, Hornets NL; Over/Under: NL points
BetMGM: Point Spread: 76ers -7.5, Hornets +7.5; Over/Under: NL points
Philadelphia 76ers: 13-11 (3rd place, Atlantic Division)
Charlotte Hornets: 14-12 (3rd place, Southeast Division)
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Preview and Analysis
Philadelphia 76ers: 5-5 last 10
Charlotte Hornets: 5-5 last 10
Philadelphia 76ers Analysis
The Philly Sixers are coming into this game with a 13-11 record overall and they are 8-6 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. They have won 3 of their last 4 games and they are coming into this one on a 2 game winning streak after another win in their last game. Their last loss was against the Boston Celtics while their 3 wins in that span came against the Orlando Magic, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Charlotte Hornets in their last game winning that one by 3 points in overtime. Joel Embiid went off in that game as he led the team in points with 43 while Tobias Harris was next on the team with 21 points. Embiid also led the team in assists in that game with 7 and he led the team in rebounds with 15. They were 52.9% from the field, 41.7% from 3-point range, and 74.1% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 107 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 105.9 PPG against them. The 76ers have an ATS record of 12-12 this season and their O/U record is 9-15.
Charlotte Hornets Analysis
The Hornets are coming into this game with a 14-12 record overall and they are 7-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one off of another loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Atlanta Hawks while their 4 losses in that span came against the Houston Rockets, the Chicago Bulls, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game losing that one in OT. Kelly Oubre Jr. went off in that game as he led the team in points with 35 while Miles Bridges and PJ Washington off the bench were both next on the team with 16 points each. Gordon Hayward led the team in assists in that game with 9 while Washington led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 44.9% from the field, 34.8% from 3-point range, and 70.6% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 115.8 PPG and Charlotte’s defense is allowing their opponents to average 116.3 PPG against them. The Hornets have an ATS record of 15-11 this season and their O/U record is 16-10.
76ers vs Hornets Prediction
The Hornets are coming into this game as a 7.5 point underdog with the current betting odds according to the bookmakers. The Hornets have lost a few games now but they have been a very good team at home this season overall. They are dealing with a lot of key injuries right now to some important starters but they have been playing without those players for a few games now and have been managing to play well and stay competitive in those games. They just lost to the 76ers at home in OT in their last game and they are going to be looking for revenge here at home again. Now that these players from the bench have some games together, they will step up here and play a good game keeping the Hornets in this one with a chance to win it. The best bet to place in this game is on the Hornets to cover the spread here.
76ers Hornets Prediction: Our NBA Pick for Wednesday, December 8, 2021 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Hornets 113 76ers 111.
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NBA Betting Trends
Philadelphia 76ers: 15-25 ATS as a road underdog. 17-30 ATS when playing only their 2nd game in 5 days. 1-6 ATS after one or more consecutive overs. 15-24 ATS off a road win. 7-17 ATS after playing 3 consecutive road games.
Charlotte Hornets: 6-1 ATS as a home underdog. 8-2 ATS in home games. 19-10 ATS after 3 straight games - allowing a shooting pct. of 47% or higher. 37-21 ATS after having lost 2 of their last 3 games. 6-1 ATS after allowing 120 points or more 3 straight games.
Philadelphia 76ers: T. Maxey (PG) Ques Wed - Illness. G. Riller (SG) Mid Dec - Knee injury. B. Simmons (SG) Out indefinitely - Holdout.
Charlotte Hornets: Mason Plumlee (PF) Out indefinitely - Calf injury. Jalen McDaniels (PF) Out indefinitely - Illness. Terry Rozier (PG) Out indefinitely - Illness. LaMelo Ball (PG) Out indefinitely - Illness.
"It's what I have to do. Coaches trust me to put me in those situations. Sometimes I make mistakes, but I feel like I'm getting better and better in those situations. I just made the right plays and made some shots." - Joel Embiid on his massive performance in their win against the Hornets on Monday night.
"As proud as I was of them (Sunday) night, I was even more proud with them tonight. Just their spirit, resiliency, but it is who we are and nothing is changing. We are building, we're growing and we are on a mission here to get better, stronger, be a contender and basically keep climbing." - James Borrego on his team’s loss against the 76ers on Monday night.
PG Tyrese Maxey
SG Seth Curry
SF Danny Green
PF Tobias Harris
C Joel Embiid
PG Cody Martin
SG Kelly Oubre Jr.
SF Gordon Hayward
PF Miles Bridges
C P.J. Washington
PPG: J. Embiid (23.9)
APG: T. Maxey (4.9)
Reb/G: J. Embiid (11.3)
PPG: M. Bridges (20.2)
APG: L. Ball (8.3)
Reb/G: L. Ball (7.7)
Philadelphia 76ers: Doc Rivers (2nd season)
Charlotte Hornets: James Borrego (4th season)