Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers 3/17/23
Fri 17th March 2023

The Philadelphia 76ers (46-22, 20-12 Away), one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses, head to face the Charlotte Hornets (22-49, 11-23 Home) on Friday.

Philadelphia topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 118-109 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Wednesday, their sixth win in a row. With 36 points, 18 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists, Joel Embiid led the way.

The 76ers are the third seed in the Eastern Conference, three games behind the Milwaukee Bucks. Charlotte lost their third in a row on Tuesday at Spectrum Center, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-104. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 28 points in the losing effort, carrying the team. The Hornets are the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference.

This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Philadelphia and Charlotte have split their two matchups this season. The 76ers triumphed in the last meeting, beating the Hornets 131-113 at Wells Fargo Center in December 2022. Embiid led the 76ers with 53 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists.

Terry Rozier had 29 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the loss. The Sixers have been led this season by Embiid, who is averaging 33.5 points per game, best in the NBA. Embiid also has grabbed 10.2 rebounds per game, eighth-most in the league. Meanwhile, James Harden is dishing 10.8 assists.

Rozier has supplied much of the Hornets’ offense, averaging 21.5 points per game. Rozier also has recorded 5.1 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has pulled down 9.7 rebounds per game. The 76ers are one of the stingiest scoring defenses in the league, ranking third with 110.7 points per game allowed.

The 76ers have dominated the last 10 visits to Spectrum Center, winning eight. Philadelphia is looking for a fifth straight road win this season. Charlotte is looking to avoid a sixth straight home defeat this season.

Philadelphia is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +7.0 (119.8-112.8). Charlotte has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 109.4 points per game on average while scoring only 105.6 (-3.8 margin). The Hornets are averaging 111.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.5.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Tobias Harris: 9.0 | 14.6 | -5.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Nick Richards: 20.4 | 14.4 | +6.0
Mark Williams: 8.5 | 14.6 | -6.1
Points per game:
Kelly Oubre Jr.: 26.5 | 20.6 | +5.9
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 8.6 | 5.9 | +2.7
Mark Williams: 3.5 | 6.2 | -2.7
Assists per game:
Terry Rozier: 7.8 | 5.1 | +2.7

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Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 (-110)

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