Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds and Prediction: 76ers to Win
The Hornets and the 76ers will face each other on Wednesday at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets and the 76ers were involved in a thriller on Monday, the game went to overtime and the 76ers inched past the Hornets with a 127-124 victory.
Joel Embiid had a Monster game on Monday with 43 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 Assists. The Hornets were without Lamelo Ball, Terry Rozier, and Mason Plumlee, in their absence Kelly Oubre Jr stepped up, he had 35 Points, 5 Rebounds, and 4 Steals.
The 76ers will be eyeing to carry the form and momentum on Wednesday and get another win on the road whereas the Hornets will be looking to have a bounce-back game.
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The 76ers have had a mixed season so far on the court, but off the court, it’s been full of controversies surrounding the Ben Simmons trade rumors and everything surrounding that. The 76ers started off well this season with an 8-2 record, then Embiid missed 9 games due to Covid, and injuries to other players didn’t help the 76ers. Now they are currently 7th in the east with a 13-11 record. The 76ers have won two games in a row.
76ers star Joel Embiid has been terrific so far since his return, he has been averaging 28.4 PPG, 14.4 RPG, and 1.8 BPG in the last 5 games. Other players like Seth Curry, Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey have been excellent so far this season.
The 76ers are 8th in offensive ratings, the 76ers are third in blocks per game with 6.1 BPG, the 76ers do not turn the ball over very often they average 12.4 turnovers per game which is the third-lowest turnovers committed per game in the league.
This team even though it is without Ben Simmons has the potential to make a big playoff push considering everyone remains healthy.
The Hornets have been a surprise, they have shown how good they are to the rest of the league. The Hornets added Kelly Oubre Jr in free agency and Mason Plumlee via Trade. This move has paid dividends to the Hornets especially on the offensive end.
Kelly Oubre Jr. has been averaging 16.9 PPG and Mason Plumlee is averaging 6.8 PPG, and 7.3 RPG. They extended Terry Rozier for four years $96 Million which was a very good extension as he is averaging 17.7 PPG so far this season.
The Development of their young players like Lamelo Ball and Miles Bridges has taken this team to the next level. Miles Bridges is averaging 20.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.3 APG, and 1.2 SPG (all career-high). He is one of the favorites to win the most improved player award this season.
Lamelo Ball is also having a great season so far, he is averaging 20 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 8.3 APG, and 1.9 SPG so far. The main factor to look at is Lamelo Ball’s 3-point percentage. He averaged 35.2% from beyond the arc last season and he attempted 5.1 3-pointers last season, this season he is averaging 39.1% from three and he is taking 7.5 3-pointers a game.
All the young talents that the Hornets have and their development so far have shown that the Hornets as a team have the best ceiling in the entire league.
Joel Embiid: Embiid has been terrific across the stats sheet so far this season. He is averaging 23.9 PPG (team-high), 11.3 RPG, 4.4 APG, 1.6 BPG (team-high).
Tobias Harris: He has been the second-best player for the 76ers. He has had a good season so far averaging 19.3 PPG, 8.4 RPG, and 3.7 APG.
Miles Bridges: He has been a revolution so far this season for the Hornets. He is certainly the favorite to win the most improved player of the season. He is averaging 20.2 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.3 APG, and 1.2 SPG (all career-high).
Kelly Oubre Jr.: He has been a great pickup for the Hornets in the offseason. He led the Hornets with 35 points against 76ers on Monday. He has been averaging 16.9 PPG so far this season.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds and Prediction: Injury report
Lamelo Ball: Lamelo ball will miss the game on Wednesday due to health and safety protocols.
Terry Rozier: Terry Rozier will miss the game on Wednesday due to health and safety protocols.
Jalen McDaniels: Jalen McDaniels is also set miss as he entered the health and safety protocols.
Mason Plumlee: Mason Plumlee has entered the health and safety protocols, so he is also set to miss the game against the 76ers on Wednesday.
Ish Smith: Ruled out against the 76ers as he entered the heath and safety protocols too.
Tyrese Maxey: Questionable, he missed the last game due to non-covid related illness.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds and Prediction: Predicted Starting Five
|Philadelphia 76ers||Charlotte Hornets|
|S. Milton (PG)||Cody Martin (PG)|
|Seth Curry (SG)||Kelly Oubre Jr. (SG)|
|Danny Green (SF)||Gordon Hayward (SF)|
|Tobias Harris (PF)||Miles Bridges (PF)|
|Joel Embid (C)||Nick Richards (C)|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Predicted Winner
|Philadelphia 76ers||Charlotte Hornets||Predicted Winner|
Despite the good performance that the Hornets had on Monday, it seems difficult for them to bounce back and get the win on Wednesday as they are missing most of their players due to health and safety protocols. The 76ers clearly are much healthier than the Hornets, So we can expect the 76ers to win again on Wednesday and get their 17th win of the season.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Odds and Prediction: Match Details
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 8, 8 PM ET
Venue: Spectrum Center.