The Philadelphia 76ers (12-5) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (9-9) on Wednesday, November 29th. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in Smoothie King Center and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pelicans are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Lakers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.
76ers vs Pelicans
The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win
The 76ers picked up a win over the Lakers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 138-94. As the second half got underway, the 76ers were leading by a score of 68-53.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Pelicans, the 76ers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 12-5. The team currently sits 4th in the Eastern Conference and 2nd place in the Atlantic division.
Philadelphia has an overall ATS record of 12-5 for the season so far. On the road, the 76ers have an ATS record of 5-2 compared to a 7-3 record vs. the spread at home.
The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Pelicans is coming off a loss to the Jazz in their latest game, ending with a score of 114-112. The Pelicans turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 57-55.
The Pelicans will face the 76ers bringing in an overall record of 9-9 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The team currently sits 9th in the Western Conference and 3rd place in the Southwest division.
New Orleans has an ATS record of 10-8 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. The Pelicans have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 8-4 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
76ers Offense Breakdown
Today, the 76ers enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 120.5 points per game (4th). Coming into today’s game, the 76ers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.8 made 3’s per game. Although Philadelphia has struggled with their outside shot, they have done a good job taking care of the ball, averaging just 12.1 turnovers per game.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
This season, the New Orleans offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 112.8 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.1 made 3’s per game. If the New Orleans offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.1 turnovers per game.
76ers Team Defense
At present, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 10th, allowing 111.8 points per game.
Philadelphia’s defense is currently forcing 12.1 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 4th in blocked shots, with an average of 6.2 rejections per game.
Pelicans Team Defense
In terms of defense, Pelicans is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 112.9 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.8% while allowing 32.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The 76ers And Pelicans
The outlook for today’s matchup points to Joel Embiid as the primary point contributor for the 76ers, finishing with 25 points while maintaining a 8/15 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 32 points per game, along with 11.2 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Brandon Ingram to be the top scorer for the Pelicans. Our projection has him finishing the game with 15, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 50.2%, and he is contributing 24.6 points per game on average.
76ers vs Pelicans Trends
- Across their last three road contests, Philadelphia has been good against the spread posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 115 points per game.
- Across their ten previous home games, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 108 points per game.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 5-5 straight up.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 7-3 straight up.
We’re backing the 76ers for a victory, with the projected score at 117-113. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the 76ers at -1.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 227.5, and our model projects the 76ers and Pelicans to reach a combined total of 230 points. Our bet is on taking the over.
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