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Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions and Preview for 4/2/2022

Charlotte Hornets takes on Philadelphia 76ers on 4/2/2022 at 11:30 AM.

The Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers face off in an important game for both teams. Charlotte Hornets has a record of 40-37 this regular season. Philadelphia 76ers is 46-30 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Charlotte Hornets Team Defense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 113.2, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. It is tougher to score at the rim against their defense than much of the NBA.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Charlotte Hornets Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 113.7, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. They play a pace that is considered faster than average, but this is not a team that is having a track meet.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .568 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .540, which is considered to be slightly above average. They attempt .419 of their shots from three point range. They fall right around average in the NBA. They made .362 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .739 of their shots from the charity stripe. This is a team that will keep opponents in the game when up with a late narrow lead.

They successfully retrieved 23.4% of their missed shots. They are a slightly above average rebounding team.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Defense Preview

Their defensive efficiency is 110.5, which means they have an above average defense relative to other teams in the NBA. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

This is a decent defensive team that is able to force some bad shots. They are quite average in their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

This is not a team that excels at forcing live ball turnovers. Either the personnel or strategy is not there.

Philadelphia 76ers Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.5, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just an offensive efficiency rating. This is a team that likes to play grinders. They want to execute in half court and frustrate opponents in their offensive half court situations.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .573 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .528, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .373 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .358 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .820 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are an above average Free Throw shooting team.

They have an abysmal offensive rebounding rate of 19.7% this season. Offensive rebounding is not their thing, it should be important. They are socially distancing on the offensive glass!

The Charlotte Hornets Roster

The Players to Watch for Charlotte Hornets

Miles Bridges 6-6 225 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Terry Rozier 6-1 190 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

LaMelo Ball 6-7 180 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is one of the strongest distributors in the NBA. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The Philadelphia 76ers Roster

The Players to Watch for Philadelphia 76ers

Tyrese Maxey 6-2 200 PG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Tobias Harris 6-8 226 PF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Joel Embiid 7-0 280 C

He is an MVP candidate this season and a player you must know.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He draws fouls and takes quite a bit of Free Throws. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.On the offensive glass, he is generally average. Nothing stands out.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Charlotte Hornets 108 Philadelphia 76ers 110

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