76ers vs. Hornets Free Pick
NEW ORLEANS, LA (ATS Consultants) – The Sixers are 1-2 after falling to New York at home, while the Hornets are 2-1 after beating Chicago on the road, 89-82. Philadelphia takes on New Orleans at 8pmET from New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.
LINE MOVEMENT: The 76ers opened as a 1.5-point favorite and moved to New Orleans -1 in most books. The total started at 182 and moved to 180 in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of NBA public bettors currently favor the Hornets. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
NBA FREE PICK: Take New Orleans. According to latest NBA trends, the 76ers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Western Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. Hornets are 11-0 ATS in their last 11 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game, 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The New Orleans Hornets again may be without star rookie Anthony Davis, but Philadelphia will also likely miss two key starters in Jason Richardson(ankle) and C Andrew Bynum (knee). New Orleans topped the Bulls in Chicago without Davis, who suffered a mild concussion in the triumph over the Jazz as he was accidentally elbowed by teammate Austin Rivers. The 76ers have struggled early on, averaging just 85.3ppg and they face a New Orleans team that has allowed 89ppg. Center Robin Lopez leads the team with 2 blocks and is second in points with 14.3ppg and rebounds with 7.7rpg. The Hornets are a young team playing with a purpose, and have a renewed vigor at home.
2012 NBA FREE PICK: NEW ORLEANS HORNETS -1