Bridges and the Hornets take on conference foe Philadelphia

Sat, Mar 16, 2024
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Bridges and the Hornets take on conference foe Philadelphia

Charlotte Hornets (17-50, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (36-30, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NBA LINE: 76ers -10.5; over/under is 208.5

BOTTOM LINE: Charlotte plays Philadelphia in Eastern Conference action Saturday.

The 76ers have gone 24-20 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia is 18-19 against opponents with a winning record.

The Hornets have gone 10-32 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 8-24 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 13.0 turnovers per game.

The 76ers score 115.2 points per game, 1.6 fewer points than the 116.8 the Hornets allow. The 76ers average 106.9 points per game, 6.0 fewer points than the 112.9 the 76ers give up.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. In the last meeting on March 2 the 76ers won 121-114 led by 33 points from Tyrese Maxey, while Miles Bridges scored 27 points for the Hornets.

TOP PERFORMERS: Maxey is shooting 45.0% and averaging 25.9 points for the 76ers. Buddy Hield is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

Bridges is averaging 21.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists for the Hornets. Davis Bertans is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 3-7, averaging 101.2 points, 39.4 rebounds, 23.6 assists, 8.0 steals and 5.3 blocks per game while shooting 42.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.9 points per game.

Hornets: 2-8, averaging 100.6 points, 40.3 rebounds, 23.2 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.7 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: Robert Covington: out (knee), Joel Embiid: out (knee), De'Anthony Melton: out (back).

Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (ankle), Seth Curry: out (ankle), Mark Williams: out (back), Cody Martin: out (ankle), Bryce McGowens: out (knee).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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