Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction 3/8/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (37-25) travel to face off against the Philadelphia 76ers (35-27) on Friday, March 8th. This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and televised on NBCS. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the 76ers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Raptors. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Raptors, Trey Murphy III was the top scorer for New Orleans, recording 34 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 50.5%. Herbert Jones also added 17 points as the Pelicans won the game by a score of 139-98.

This season, the Pelicans have gone 37-25 overall and are 2-1 in their last three games. In their away games, they are 19-13 compared to 18-12 at home.

New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 34-28 as they come into today’s game. The Pelicans maintain an ATS record of 17-15 on the road, while they have a 17-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The 76ers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 25 for Philadelphia against the Grizzlies which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 38.2%. Paul Reed added 17 points, but unfortunately, Philadelphia was defeated in the game with a score of 115-109.

Despite being heavy underdogs (+8.5) against the Pelicans, the 76ers who are 35-27 overall are looking for a win. In the Eastern Conference, they are 7th and 3rd in the Atlantic division.

This season, Philadelphia holds an ATS record of 34-28, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. This season, Philadelphia has a 25-17 record against the spread when they are favored, and they are 9-11 when playing as underdogs.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

New Orleans has recorded an average of 116.6 points per game (14th) throughout 62 games games.

So far this season, the Pelicans have been an above-average offensive team, averaging 116.6 points per game (14th). On the road, they have averaged 116.1 points per game.

New Orleans has been an efficient shooting team, ranking 8th in field goal percentage (48%). They have also been one of the best three-point shooting teams in the league, connecting on 38% of their attempts (5th).

In terms of pace, the Pelicans are 17th in the NBA, averaging 98.1 possessions per game. They have also been a strong team on the offensive glass, ranking 11th in offensive rebounds.

76ers Offense Breakdown

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In 62 games games, Philadelphia has an average of 116.8 points per game (13th).

The 76ers are one of the top teams in the league in free throw attempts, leading the NBA with 25.3 per game. They are also first in free throws made at 21 per game. At home, they are averaging 117.1 points per game compared to 116.6 on the road.

Philadelphia is 13th in the league in scoring at 116.8 points per game. They have outscored the NBA average in 53.2% of their games this season. In terms of pace, the 76ers are 19th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the 76ers are 19th in the league at 46%. They are also 23rd in three-point shooting at 36%. In terms of assists, Philadelphia is 23rd in the NBA at 24.9 per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

On defense, the Pelicans come into the game ranked 8th in the league in points allowed at 111.5 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 107.7 points per contest (30th). New Orleans’ defense is currently forcing 12.7 turnovers per game, which is 16th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 21st in blocked shots, with an average of 4.9 rejections per game.

76ers Team Defense

On average, the Philadelphia defense is giving up 113.8 points per game (14th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. Opponents are hitting 55.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.2% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Pelicans And 76ers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Brandon Ingram is set to be the main scorer for the Pelicans, recording 23 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.7 points per game, along with 5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Tobias Harris to be the top scorer for the 76ers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 17, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 49.6% and is averaging 17.5 points per contest.

Pelicans vs 76ers Trends

  • In their last three road games, New Orleans has averaged 122 points per game while allowing 104. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the 76ers offense has averaged 113 points per game while allowing an average of 119. Philadelphia posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 5-5 ATS.
  • Philadelphia has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 5-5.

Pelicans vs 76ers Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +8.5, we recommend going with the 76ers on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 222 and given that our model is projecting 221 points between the teams, we like the under.

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