Charlotte Hornets (2-3, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (4-1, first in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
LINE: 76ers -9.5; over/under is 214
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia faces Charlotte in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams.
Philadelphia finished 43-30 overall and went 31-4 at home a season ago. The 76ers averaged 110.7 points per game last season, 16.9 on free throws and 34.9 from beyond the arc.
Charlotte went 23-42 overall and 16-24 in Eastern Conference action during the 2019-20 season. The Hornets averaged 6.6 steals, 4.1 blocks and 14.6 turnovers per game last season.
The teams match up Saturday for the first time this season.
INJURIES: 76ers: Furkan Korkmaz: out (groin), Mike Scott: day to day (left knee).
Hornets: Cody Zeller: out (hand).
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