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76ers vs. Hornets prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 12 best bets from model on 52-28 run

The Charlotte Hornets (22-19) go on the road to take on the Philadelphia 76ers (23-16) in an Eastern Conference showdown on Wednesday night. Charlotte rolls into this contest on a three-game win streak. The Hornets beat the Milwaukee Bucks 103-99 in their last game. Philadelphia is red-hot and has won each of its last seven games.  

Tip-off from the Wells Fargo Center is at 7 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is favored by five points in the latest Hornets vs. 76ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 226. Before locking in any 76ers vs, Hornets picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model entered Week 13 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 52-28 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on 76ers vs. Hornets and locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Hornets vs. 76ers:

  • Hornets vs. 76ers spread: Philadelphia -5
  • Hornets vs. 76ers over-under: 226 points
  • Hornets vs. 76ers money line: Philadelphia -210, Charlotte +175
  • PHI: The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite
  • CHA: The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games

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Why the 76ers can cover

Philadelphia is one of the hottest teams in the NBA right now. They are currently on a seven-game win streak and center Joel Embiid has been dominating. Embiid is fifth in the league in scoring (27), ninth in rebounds (10.6), and third in player efficiency rating (29.64). The four-time All-Star has scored 30-plus in seven straight games. In his last outing against the Rockets, Embiid finished with 31 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two blocks. 

Guard Tyrese Maxey has taken a step forward in his second season. He is third on the team in scoring (16.5) and first in assists (4.5). Maxey is also one of the best 3-point shooters on the team. The Kentucky product is knocking down 38 percent of his 3-point attempts. Maxey had a solid performance in the win over Houston, recording 25 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. 

Why the Hornets can cover

Guard LaMelo Ball is a star in the making. The second-year guard is currently second on the squad in scoring (19.4), while leading the team in rebounds (7.3), assists (7.6), and steals (1.7). Ball is also a solid 3-point shooter, knocking down 37.9 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. His best game of the year came against the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 8, logging a triple-double with 25 points, 16 rebounds, and 11 assists. 

Forward Gordon Hayward is averaging 17 points along with 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Hayward has scored 20-plus in 14 games thus far. The Butler product had a monster game on Dec. 15 against the San Antonio Spurs. Hayward dropped a season-high 41 points, shooting 15-for-19 from the floor and 5-for-6 from downtown. 

How to make Hornets vs. 76ers picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 223 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s NBA picks at SportsLine.

So who wins 76ers vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.  

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