Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Wells Fargo Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, December 20, 2016. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 9-20. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.8 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The 76ers have an overall record of 7-20. They currently are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 105.7, good for a point differential of -7.4.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.6 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Anthony Davis averages 29.6 points per game in 37.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 10.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Ersan Ilyasova averages 13.3 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Joel Embiid averages 18.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 14th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 25.1 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Philadelphia averages 98.3 points per game this year which ranks them 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 52.8 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the 76ers rank 30th with 17 per game. The 76ers allow 105.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The 76ers force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 102.3 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The 76ers rating on offense is 100.1 and they have a defensive rating of 107.7. They get 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Philadelphia turns the ball over on 15.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-16-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 15-14-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 13-14-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/19/16 F Solomon Hill Personal "?" Tuesday vs. Philadelphia
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/19/16 G Nik Stauskas Knee "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
12/15/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist out for season
10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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