At 7:00 ET, the 5th ranked Pelicans (-335) will take on the 76ers (+263) in a non-conference matchup. The Pelicans are favored by 8.5 and have won two straight games. The 76ers (-8.5) are 7th in the East and have lost two in a row.

This game will be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia and can be seen on NBCS. The over/under line for this game is 222 points.


The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5

This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-110 in favor of the 76ers.
  • Our projections have Tobias Harris finishing with Tobias Harris points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.2% and knocking down 10 threes.

Can the Pelicans Lock in a Win at Philadelphia?

The Pelicans are favored by 8.5 points today and have gone 3-0 ATS in their last three games as the favorite. Overall, they are 24-13 as the favorite this season and 19-18 ATS.

In Western Conference play, the Pelicans are 24-18 compared to 13-7 against the East. This puts them in 5th place in the West, and they lead the Southwest Division.

New Orleans’ O/U record for the season is 28-34, and their games have averaged 228.1 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 222, and 50 of their games have had higher O/U lines.

New Orleans won their last game against the Raptors by a score of 139-98. They were favored by 9.5 points and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 230.5.

The Pelicans have been a solid offensive team this season, ranking 14th in the NBA in scoring at 116.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game.

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 17th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

In terms of shooting, the Pelicans are 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 5th in three-point shooting at 38%.

New Orleans’ defense has been playing well, ranking 8th in the NBA with 111.5 points allowed per game. Inside the arc, the Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.2% and 34.5% from three-point territory.

Can Philadelphia Grab a Win at Home?

Today, the 76ers are looking to end their two-game losing streak as 8.5-point underdogs against the Pelicans. In their last game, the 76ers lost to the Grizzlies by a score of 115-109.

Philly’s ATS record for the season is 34-28, including going 17-16 ATS at home. They have failed to cover the spread in their last three home games and are 9-11 ATS as underdogs this season.

This season, the 76ers have an O/U record of 34-28, and their games have averaged 230.6 points per game. Today’s O/U line of 222 is lower than their season average of 230.3.

In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers are currently in 7th place with a record of 35-27. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 23-18 and 5-7 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.

At home, the 76ers are averaging 117.1 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 116.8 points per game. In terms of pace, Philadelphia is 19th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 23rd in both three-point percentage (36%) and three-point attempts per game (32.2). In terms of field goal percentage, they are 19th in the NBA at 46%.

Philadelphia is one of the top teams in the league at getting to the free-throw line, leading the NBA in both free throw attempts (25.3 per game) and makes (21 per game). In terms of assists, the 76ers are 23rd in the league at 24.9 per game.

On defense, the 76ers come into the game ranked 14th in the league in points allowed at 113.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 114.3 points per contest (14th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the 76ers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.2% from downtown.