Thursday, December 8, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 4-18. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.6 as they are averaging 97.5 points per game while giving up 107.1 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 7-15. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 105.4, good for a point differential of -3.1.
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Joel Embiid comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 23.3 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Ersan Ilyasova averages 12.5 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Anthony Davis averages 31.6 points per game while playing 38 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.5 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Tim Frazier averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Philadelphia averages 97.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 53 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.3 per game. The 76ers allow 107.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 22nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per contest which ranks them 20th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.3 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The 76ers have an offensive rating of 98.7 and a defensive rating of 108.4. In terms of pace they average 97 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 15.7 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 Pelicans rating on offense is 101.9 and they have a defensive rating of 105. They get 98 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.9 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%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-10-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-10-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-12-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-10-0 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
12/06/16 C Jahlil Okafor Illness expected to miss Thursday vs New Orleans12/06/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Wrist expected to miss Thursday vs New orleans12/06/16 F Robert Covington Knee expected to miss next 2 games10/22/16 F Ben Simmons Knee out indefinitely10/21/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/05/16 G E'Twaun Moore Toe "?"12/05/16 PG Jrue Holiday Toe "?"12/05/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?"11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -10
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