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Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
New Orleans Arena will feature Hornets vs. 76ers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Hornets bring a 2-1 record (3-0 ATS) to the battle against the 1-2 76ers, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 1-2 so far and the 76ers go 1-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The 76ers were listed as 2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 182 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 22 (Hornets) and the No. 6 (76ers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 92-80 result in favor of the Hornets is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 90.7 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 10 at 95 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 37.2% per game.
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 17-rated defense on the road, giving up 100 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.
The 76ers were a 110-88 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia was run off the court by the Knicks on Monday as New York blasted them 110-88 at Wells Fargo Center.
New Orleans won its last outing, an 89-82 result against the Bulls on November 3. The Hornets covered in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 171 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans earned an 89-82 victory over Chicago on Saturday, getting 18 points from Greivis Vasquez at United Center.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing New York are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few 76ers at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games at home
Philadelphia at Boston, Friday, November 9
New Orleans home to Charlotte, Friday, November 9