PHI VS CHA NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Charlotte Hornets vs Philadelphia 76ers
NBA Regular Season
PHI VS CHA MATCH PREVIEW:
Charlotte Hornets host Philadelphia 76ers in NBA action on Sunday (IST) at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, in North Carolina.
Hornets (34-43) slipped down to 10th in Eastern Conference after losing their last two games in NBA. The home team is seven games adrift of Miami Heat (41-36) who are 8th in the table. Considering there are only 5 games remaining in the regular season, it's fair to say that Hornets can kiss their NBA playoff hopes goodbye for this season.
At home, they have won 21 games and lost 18 out of the total 39 they played at Spectrum Center. That's a positive record, and good enough to put them in the playoff contention. However, Hornets' away record is the reason why they are sitting outside of the playoff spots. They have poor away from the home and are staring down at a negative record this season when playing on the road. Up until now, they have played 38 away games, winning 13 and losing 25 times.
Philadelphia 76ers (45-30), on the other hand, are having a season to remember in 2017-18. Last season, the 76ers finished their campaign at 14th place in Eastern Conference, and a massive 13 games behind Chicago Bulls who were 8th in the table.
Fast forward a year, and Philadelphia are sitting comfortably at 4th in Eastern Conference. They have already qualified for the playoffs and can even aim to finish 3rd in the table as Cleveland Cavaliers only have the advantage of one game over 76ers.
This season, their home record has been pretty good. They have won 28 and lost 18 times in games played at their home Wells Fargo Center, while they have split their away games.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 01, 10:30 PM IST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Form of the Team-
After winning four games on the trot, Charlotte saw their good run snapped by Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Washington Wizards stretched it to two as they beat Hornets 107-93 on Saturday. Now they host one of the most in-form team in NBA, and we fear the streak could become three as 76ers are on a nine-game winning streak heading into this match.
As a team, Charlotte are averaging 107.8 points this season against 107.6, making them the 11th best aggressive team in NBA this season, and the 20th best defense in 2017-18.
While Hornets are shooting at 44.8 percent and allowing 46.8 percent shooting against them. So definitely, Cavaliers may get many opportunities of shooting beyond the arc.
After Houston Rockets' envious winning streak of 11 games, Philadelphia 76ers are the 2nd most in form team in NBA with 9 consecutive victories.
As a team, 76ers are accumulating points at 108.8 per game, while their shooting accuracy stands at 46.8 per game this season.
Also, the opponents are scoring at an average of 105.3 points against 43.4 percent shooting. So that's a positive return and a big reason why 76ers have improved so much this season.
Last 10 Games –
Charlotte Hornets – L W L L W W W W L L
Philadelphia 76ers – L W W W W W W W W W
Charlotte Hornets – Win – 34, Loss – 43
Philadelphia 76ers – Win – 45, Loss – 30
Top Performer –
For Charlotte Hornets-
|Points Per Game||Kemba Walker||23.0|
|Rebounds per Game||Dwight Howard||12.3|
|Assists Per Game||Kemba Walker||5.7|
For Philadelphia 76ers:
|Points Per Game||Joel Embid||22.9|
|Rebounds per Game||Joel Embid||11.0|
|Assists Per Game||Ben Simmons||8.1|
PHI VS CHA TEAM NEWS:
Michael Carter-Williams (Shoulder Injury), and Cody Zeller (Knee Injury) are the only two players who have been ruled out from this match.
Jeremy Lamb may return in this match after missing his last game against Washington Wizards with a sore left foot.
Marvin Williams (Forward), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Forward), Dwight Howard (Center), Kemba Walker (Guard), Nicolas Batum (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Dwayne Bacun, Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky, Guillermo Hernangomez, Malik Monk, Trevor Graham, Julyan Stone, Jeremy Lamb
For 76ers, Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (Knee Injury), Joel Embid (Face Injury) are the notable absentees.
No other player is doubtful, however, there could be some game-time decisions as the head-coach may opt to leave out some particular player. So choose your team wisely.
Robert Covington (Forward), Dario Saric (Forward), Amir Johnson (Center), Ben Simmons (Guard), J. J. Redick – Doubt (Guard)
From the bench: Ersan Ilyasova, Marco Belinelli, Richaun Holmes, Markelle Fultz, T. J. McConnell, Furkan Korkmaz
Charlotte Hornets – Dwight Howard, Kemba Walker
Philadelphia 76ers – JJ Redick, Ben Simmons
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Philadelphia 76ers will be without their record scorer Joel Embid in this match who has gone under the knife for his face surgery and is expected to return in time for the NBA playoffs.
But the visitors have enough fuel in their tank to come out on top in this match and stretch their winning streak to 10 games.
We are backing 76ers to win this match.
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