High-scoring affair in Philadelphia?
Will the Hornets and Sixers shoot the lights out tonight when the two teams meet in Philadelphia at 7:00PM ET?
Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv currently list the total for tonight’s game at 208 points, down from the opening number of 209.5. The Hornets, meanwhile, are a 9.5-point road favorite versus the 76ers after opening as an 8.5-point fave.
The under has cashed in six of the last eight meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Philadelphia but the over is 8-2 in the Sixers’ last eight games and 17-5 in their last 22 home games against teams with a losing road record. The over is also 4-1 in their last five games playing on one day of rest and 4-1 in their last five games after they scored 100 points or more in their previous contest.
Kemba Walker is posting career-highs in points at 20.6 and is coming off a 26-point effort on Tuesday night in a blowout win over the Suns. With Charlotte playing on tired legs and Philadelphia’s issues defensively this season, the combined score should creep over the total at some point in the fourth quarter tonight.
NBA WEDNESDAY FREE PICK: HORNETS/76ERS OVER 208