through 3 quarters
The points gap is against the Charlotte Hornets, but so far the points are on their side. Sitting 85-76 they looked like the better team today, but there’s still a quarter to go.
Charlotte was led by small forward Gordon Hayward, who so far has 28 points and six assists. One thing to watch out for is the deplorable plight of PJ Washington, who is currently five years old.
Center Joel Embiid has led the way so far for the Philadelphia 76ers, with 25 points and five rebounds.
Philadelphia wasted 74% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one looks pretty much over.
Charlotte @ Philadelphia
Current records: Charlotte 22-19; Philadelphia 23-16
What there is to know
This Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets hope to fill the gaps in a defense that allowed an average of 115.9 points per game. They face the Philadelphia 76ers on the road at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center. The Hornets have some work to do to tie the series 5-16 between these two since November 2015, but a win here would be a good start.
Charlotte won the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, passing 103-99. Charlotte can attribute much of their success to shooter Terry Rozier, who had 27 points in addition to seven rebounds.
Meanwhile, you can’t lose the game if you win every quarter, and that was precisely Philadelphia’s strategy against the Houston Rockets on Monday. Philadelphia was the clear winner by a 111-91 margin over Houston. The fight was almost over by the end of the third, by which time the 76ers had established a 91-72 advantage. It was another big night for their center Joel Embiid, who had 31 points and six assists as well as eight boards. Embiid’s night made seven straight games in which he scored at least 31 points.
The Hornets are expected to lose that next par 5. They might, however, be worth a try against the spread as they are currently on a three-game winning streak against ATS.
Their wins took Charlotte to 22-19 and the 76ers to 23-16. Watch the game and come back to CBS Sports to see who’s keeping the energy positive and who’s hit a stumbling block.
How to watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Or: Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- TV: Bally Sports SE Charlotte
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 19.30
The 76ers are a 5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The punters had a good idea of the line for this one, as the game opened with the 76ers as the 5.5-point favorite.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Philadelphia has won 16 of its last 21 games against Charlotte.
- December 08, 2021 – Philadelphia 110 vs. Charlotte 106
- December 06, 2021 – Philadelphia 127 vs. Charlotte 124
- February 03, 2021 – Philadelphia 118 vs. Charlotte 111
- January 04, 2021 – Philadelphia 118 vs. Charlotte 101
- January 02, 2021 – Philadelphia 127 vs. Charlotte 112
- November 10, 2019 – Philadelphia 114 vs. Charlotte 106
- March 19, 2019 – Philadelphia 118 vs. Charlotte 114
- November 17, 2018 – Philadelphia 122 v Charlotte 119
- November 09, 2018 – Philadelphia 133 v Charlotte 132
- October 27, 2018 – Philadelphia 105 v Charlotte 103
- April 01, 2018 – Philadelphia 119 v Charlotte 102
- March 19, 2018 – Philadelphia 108 v Charlotte 94
- March 06, 2018 – Philadelphia 128 vs. Charlotte 114
- March 02, 2018 – Philadelphia 110 vs. Charlotte 99
- February 13, 2017 – Philadelphia 105 v Charlotte 99
- January 13, 2017 – Philadelphia 102 v Charlotte 93
- November 02, 2016 – Charlotte 109 v Philadelphia 93
- April 01, 2016 – Charlotte 100 vs. Philadelphia 91
- March 29, 2016 – Charlotte 100 vs. Philadelphia 85
- March 02, 2016 – Charlotte 119 vs. Philadelphia 99
- November 20, 2015 – Charlotte 113 v Philadelphia 88
Philadelphia injury report
- Seth Curry: Decision during the game (ankle)
- Shake Milton: Out (Back)
Injury report for Charlotte
- Kelly Oubre Jr.: absent (Covid-19)
- Kai Jones: absent (Covid-19)