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Hornets vs. 76ers line, picks: Advanced computer NBA model releases selections for Saturday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Saturday's matchup between the Charlotte Hornets and the Philadelphia 76ers
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The Charlotte Hornets will take on the Philadelphia 76ers in a matinee matchup at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. Philadelphia is favored by 5.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 226.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our NBA odds page). Before making any Hornets vs. 76ers picks, you NEED to check out the NBA predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 24 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 83-51 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,600. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows the Hornets are electric on offense, making 36.2 percent of three-point attempts and averaging more than 113 points per 100 possessions. Charlotte is potent in transition, averaging 15.8 fast break points per game, and the Hornets rank in the top three of the NBA in points in the paint, averaging 50.6 per contest. The Hornets are also in the top three in assists, averaging 27.8 per game, and Charlotte generates 2.11 assists for every turnover. Ball security is a notable strength, with Charlotte committing a turnover on only 12.9 percent of possessions.

The model also knows the 76ers project to score well against the Hornets. Philadelphia is scoring 1.12 points per possession, with top-five marks in turnover prevention, free throw creation, and free throw accuracy. Charlotte ranks in the bottom third of the NBA in defensive rating, yielding 112.6 points per 100 possessions. The Hornets are also in the bottom five in assists allowed, defensive rebound rate, second-chance points allowed, and fast break points allowed.

Now, it has set its sights on Hornets vs. 76ers. We can tell you the model is leaning over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any NBA picks.

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