Planning on watching today’s 76ers and Pelicans game? Catch the action at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, as the Pelicans hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The 76ers are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Pelicans. The game’s over/under currently sits at 227.5 points.
PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers -1
This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, November 29th.
WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-113 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.8% and knocking down 12 threes.
Can Philadelphia Lock in a Road Win?
Looking at the 76ers’ previous ten games, they are 6-4 and face the Pelicans with an overall mark of 12-5. Across their 17 games, the 76ers have recorded a 8-4 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 4-1 record in non-conference games.
Currently, Philadelphia holds an above .500 ATS record of 12-5 so far this year. On the road, the 76ers have an ATS record of 5-2, as opposed to a 7-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
The 76ers are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 138 points vs. the Lakers. This figure is more than their season average of 120.5 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Joel Embiid, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 32, while Tyrese Maxey also carries a PPG average of 26.6 into the game.
So far, the 76ers’ defense is ranked 10th in the league at 111.8 points per contest.
On two point field goal attempts, the 76ers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.0% and allowing 35.3% from beyond the arc.
Will the Pelicans Defense Show Up at Home?
The Pelicans are set to play the 76ers, with a chance to surpass .500, considering their current record of 9-9. Throughout their 18 games, the Pelicans have posted a 7-8 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 2-1 in non-conference matchups.
Against the spread, New Orleans have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 10-8 ATS. The Pelicans have a six game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 2-4 record against the spread when they are the favorites.
The Pelicans offense is coming off a game where they scored 112 points against the Jazz. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 7 threes. Zion Williamson led the team in scoring, putting up 26 points. Additionally, Brandon Ingram contributed 25 points for the Pelicans.
New Orleans’ defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 112.9 points per game.
On two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.8% and allowing 32.0% from beyond the arc.