The Hornets are a game above .500 in the early going at 4-3. They are second in the Southeast Division and head to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers, who are 5-2 and second in the Atlantic Division. Charlotte is an even 2-2 on the road and the 76ers have won their only two games at home.
Comparing the two teams statistically, the 76ers have the edge on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. They are 10th in scoring and 13th in fewest points allowed compare to 18th and 22nd, respectively, for the Hornets. Another huge advantage for Philadelphia is on the boards, ranked 6th in the NBA and Charlotte is ranked 28th. Both teams are among the worst in the league at taking care of the basketball, averaging over 40 turnovers per game between them.
For the 76ers, they are paced by Joel Embiid, who is averaging 25 points, 12 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots per game, all leading the team. Tobias Harris is the second option on offense, putting in just under 20 points a game. Ben Simmons leads the team in assists and steals, but played just ten minutes against Utah before leaving with a shoulder injury and his status is uncertain.
Devonte’ Graham is enjoying a good start
Devonte’ Graham is enjoying a good start for the Charlotte Hornets, leading the team in scoring at 17.3 points and in assists at 6.7 per game. Cody Zeller has been tough on the boards, hauling in 10.5 per game. P.J. Washington has swiped 1.1 per game. The interior defense has been poor and Bismarck Biyombo, although leading the team in blocked shots, could have numerous problems containing Embiid.
The 76ers face Cleveland at home following this one before heading on the road for three straight. Charlotte returns home for their next two before taking the road for four.
Philadelphia 76ers – Charlotte Hornets predictions, tips & odds
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