Hornets vs. Sixers Prediction
The Charlotte Hornets will take on a horrendous Philadelphia 76ers team tonight at 7:00PM ET, but a horrendous team that has been winning at the betting window.
The Hornets are -11.5 to beat the Sixers tonight according to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv. While the side didn’t see any movement, the total has gone from an opening number of 209 down to 207.5.
The Sixers have lost nine of their last 10 games but they’re 4-1 against the spread in their last five games playing on one day of rest and have covered in five of their last seven games overall. They’re also a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in their last four home games when coming off a road trip of seven or more days.
On the other side, the Hornets are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games following a win and are 2-5 ATS in their last seven when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous contest. Charlotte has also dropped four of its last five games when its opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
This is the final game of a four-game road swing for the Hornets before they return home on April Fool’s Day to play none other than the 76ers. This would be a prime opportunity for Charlotte to naturally take its foot off the gas and go through the motions with a trip home coming up at the end of the night. The Hornets should win, but covering the 11.5 will be a different story.
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