Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets betting tips and predictions for Monday’s clash in the NBA. Philadelphia aims to win their 2nd game in a row as they take on losers of 3 straight the Charlotte Hornets. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
It’s been a rough comeback for Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers, but they are starting to improve under the guidance of the big man. Philly is coming off an important 98-96 road win against the Atlanta Hawks in a game in which Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds. The rest of the starters followed suit and all of them scored in double figures for Philadelphia’s 7th road win of the season. They continue to travel tonight and face a team they’ve beaten in 10 straight games. Tobias Harris is questionable for this one, he is battling an illness. Even if he doesn’t play, the Sixers should have very little issues here as they’ve beaten the Hornets 6 straight games played in Charlotte.
The Hornets have dropped 3 games in a row and currently have a Covid-19 outbreak on the team with 4 very important players missing games. Mason Plumlee, Terry Rozier, LaMelo Ball and Jalen McDaniels will all be out for an extended period of time, which means we could see Charlotte fall a few places in the Eastern Conference standings before they all return. They are 7-2 at home this season and come into this one after 3 straight losses on the road, with 2 of those games being really close. They’ve done a good job at covering the spread lately going 9-4 ATS in their last 13 and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 at home, but all that is in question tonight as they’ll be shorthanded, especially in the backcourt.
Sixers are the clear favorites here, they are the healthier team and I just don’t see how Charlotte handles Embiid on the inside. Last time he played them he finished with 34 points, I wouldn’t be surprised if the same happened tonight. Give me Philadelphia to cover here.
Charlotte Hornets – Philadelphia 76ers Predictions & Odds
Sixers -5.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
We’re starting to see a trend with Hornets game recently with their last 4 averaging a whopping 260 points. This team doesn’t really care all that much about defending, they are trying to win games by simply outscoring their opponents on a nightly basis. In their last 3 games they are allowing a league high 129 points. In home games this season they are allowing 111.8 per game, something the Sixers will definitely take advantage of. Over the last 10 games head-to-head these two teams are averaging 227.6 points per game between them and the over has landed 6 times. The 3 most recent games are on paar with those numbers with 2 of them finishing over the total and the teams are averaging 229 points between them. Charlotte’s home games have gone 6-3 on the O/U this season and I think that number goes to 7-3 with tonight’s game. Back the over.
Over 218.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365