A pair of conference rivals face off on Tuesday, March 19 as the Hornets (31-38, 21-14 home) host the 76ers (45-25, 17-16 away) at 7:00 p.m. EST at Spectrum Center.
These two clubs have faced one another three times this year, with the 76ers winning on three occasions. The last time they faced off on November 18th, 2018, Philadelphia won 122-119 behind 33 points from Joel Embiid.
The Hornets began as 1.0-point favorites for this match up, with a projected point total of 225. Visit one of our most trusted sportsbooks to make a wager today. Philadelphia is 33-37-0 against the spread this season and 34-36-0 over/under. Charlotte, meanwhile, is 31-37-1 ATS and 38-31-0 over/under.
Philadelphia enters the game ranked 10th in the league in defensive rating. They’re surrendering 111.7 points per game and are holding opponents to 47.0% from the floor and 34.0% from downtown. Offensively, they’re averaging 115.1 points and are fourth in rebounds and third in assists.
On the flip side, Charlotte ranks 14th in offensive rating. The Hornets are averaging 110.3 points per game on 42.0% shooting and are 23rd in rebounds and 23rd in assists. Defensively, they’re giving up 111.5 points per game and are 11th in field goals allowed and 15th in three-pointers allowed.
Both teams have been active lately. The Hornets are coming off of a 93-75 loss vs the Heat in Miami in which they shot 7 for 36 from deep were out-rebounded 61-57.
The 76ers, meanwhile, are fresh off a 130-125 win versus the Bucks in Milwaukee in which they handed out 26 assists and scratched and clawed their way to eight swipes. Joel Embiid torched the Bucks for 40 points.
Overall, the 76ers have won seven of their last ten games and are third in the Eastern Conference, while the Hornets have have come out on the losing end of seven of their last ten and are 10th in the Eastern Conference.