Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Charlotte Hornets will meet the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia on Jan. 2, 2021, at 7:00 PM, ET. The Hornets are coming off a 93-108 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies after successive wins against the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks. Charlotte downed the Nets, 108-106 in a close win at home, and drubbed the Mavericks, 118-99, on the road. Charlotte is currently tied in 9th place at 2-3 with the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets started their season with 2 losses after bowing to the Cleveland Cavaliers 114-121 in their opener and fell short to the Oklahoma Thunder, 107-109.

PG Terry Rozier and SF Gordon Hayward lead the Hornets against the Sixers. Rozier tops the team in points with 20.8 points per outing while Hayward is second with 18.6 points per game in their first 5 games of this season. Adding defensive depth to the team is SF Miles Bridges who heads the team in the rebounds and blocks department with 20.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per outing. The Hornets tallied 107.6 points per game with a field goal percentage of 45.2% while limiting opponents to 108.2 ppg. Sacramento is currently averaging 44.6 rebounds, 28.8 assists, 8.8 steals, and 5.0 blocks per game. The team is 0-10 SU in its last 10 games against Philadelphia and are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games.

Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 1/2/2021

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers will play their 1st game against the Charlotte Hornets this season. The Sixers have won their last 11 matchups against the Hornets dating back to the 2017 season. Philadelphia is on a 2-game winning streak coming off with wins over the Toronto Raptors and the Orlando Magic. The Sixers topped the Raptors 100-93 and outscored the Magic 116-92 in their last 2 games. The Philadelphia 76ers carry a 4-1 win-loss card and are tied at the top spot with the Indiana Pacers, Orlando Magic, and the Atlanta Hawks in the Western Conference standings.

The duo of C Joel Imbiid and PG Ben Simmons lead the Sixers against the Hornets. Imbiid tops the team in points and rebounds tallying 26.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. Simmons heads the team in the assists and blocks department with 6.4 assists and 1.6 blocks per outing. The Sixers are at the moment averaging 106.4 ppg at 44.5% from the field while limiting opponents to 99.8 ppg. Philadelphia tallied 48.2 rebounds, 22.0 assists, 9.2 steals, and 7.8 blocks per game in its first 5 games this season. The team’s totals have gone over in 4 of their last 5 games against Charlotte and are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia Sixers. The NBA pick for this game is the Philadelphia 76ers -9.5. Charlotte and Philadelphia meet for the first time this season with the Sixers coming on an 11-game winning streak against the Hornets dating back to the 2017 season. 76ers SF Furkan Korkmaz had a groin injury up for evaluation this month. Philadelphia leads the league in defensive efficiency and the Hornets rank seventh in that category. The odds favor the Sixers to a predicted score of 111-101.

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Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers 1/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 7:00 PM EST

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Date: Jan. 2, 2021


NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -9.5

NBA Totals: 213

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