Hornets vs. 76ers Pick
605 Charlotte Hornets at 606 Philadelphia 76ers, 7PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Sixers are listed as an 8.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 220.5 points.
Philadelphia opened as a 7.5-point favorite before the line went up a point, while the total has come down from 223 points. The line is at -8.5 at most books, but can be found at -9. The total is either 221 or 222 at most books, so shop around for the best price.
As of Monday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets have sided with the host 76ers. Online wager info also shows that 54 percent of bets are coming in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Hornets center Cody Zeller (knee) is doubtful to play, while shooting guard Nicolas Batum (Achilles) is out. Point guard Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) is out for the season. For the Sixers, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot (knee) is questionable. Shooting guard Furkan Korkmaz (foot) and point guard Markelle Fultz (shoulder) are out indefinitely.
The Sixers have won both meetings this season by double digits at both venues. and have won four straight in the series. Charlotte has lost three of its last five games and is only 11-23 on the road this season. Philadelphia, on the other hand, is 21-10 at home. The 76ers have already proven they can beat Charlotte decisively, so why not again?
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -8.5