The Charlotte Hornets are back at the Spectrum Center for a midweek matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers, with tipoff set for 7:00 p.m.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Odds and Moneyline (FanDuel)
Point spread: Hornets -4
Money line: Hornets -176 / 76ers +148
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Injury Report
Hornets: LaMelo Ball (left ankle sprain) and Cody Martin (left knee procedure) are OUT.
76ers: James Harden (foot), Joel Embiid (foot), Tyrese Maxey (foot), and Jaden Springer (quad) are OUT. Matisse Thybulle (ankle) is DAY-TO-DAY.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Key Statistic
Points in the paint
The 76ers score a league worst 42.2 points in the paint per game. Meanwhile, the Hornets allow 52.6 points in the paint per game, the eighth-worst mark in the league.
On the contrary, the Hornets score the seventh-most points in the paint per game with 52.7, while the 76ers allow just 46.5 points in the paint per game, the ninth-lowest mark in the NBA.
To summarize, Charlotte scores in the paint at a high rate while Philadelphia defends the paint well. Philadelphia does not score much in the paint and Charlotte struggles to defend the paint.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Key Matchup
Gordon Hayward vs. Tobias Harris
Gordon Hayward has posted averages of 17.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists across 10 appearances this season. After missing eight games with a shoulder injury, Hayward has picked up where he left off, averaging 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in two games since his return.
Tobias Harris is averaging 15.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per night as Philadelphia’s fourth option on offense. He is coming off his best performance of the season on Tuesday night, as his season high 24 points helped lead a shorthanded Philadelphia squad to a win over the Brooklyn Nets. Harris has averaged 18.6 points in 32 career games against Charlotte, his third-best mark against any opponent.
Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers: Prediction
This game could serve as a bit of a trap game for the 76ers, as they picked up a statement victory on Tuesday night and now must travel for the second game of a back to back set.
Charlotte, meanwhile, has lost three straight games and has dropped 11 of their last 12 contests. The Hornets are a league-worst 1-6 at home this season, with the lone win coming in overtime against the Golden State Warriors.
While Philadelphia could be overlooking this game and while they are the more depleted team right now, their superior depth will ultimately prove too much for Charlotte to overcome.
What’s next for the Charlotte Hornets?
Friday, November 25th – vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (5:00 p.m. ET)
Note: Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.