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Philadelphia 76ersNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

2-2TEAM RECORD2-3

The NBA betting slate features a clash between New Orleans and Philadelphia on Wednesday, with the host Hornets trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Hornets bring a 2-3 record (3-2 ATS) to the battle against the 2-2 76ers, who are 3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 2-3 so far and the 76ers go 2-2.

View Philadelphia vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hornets, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 103-90 victory for the 76ers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 7 in the league with 45.8 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 1 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 2.4 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 7 with 7.5 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the 76ers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 92.8 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in home scoring.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 107-79 winner on the road against the Warriors. They covered the 1–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Golden State was run off the court by the 76ers on Saturday as Philadelphia blasted the Warriors 107-79 at Oracle Arena.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 94-90 result against the Jazz on January 2. The Hornets covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jarrett Jack scored 27 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 94-90 against Utah in NBA action at EnergySolutions Arena.

Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Golden State are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Utah are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few 76ers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Detroit, Friday, January 6
New Orleans home to Denver, Friday, January 6

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