Friday, February 19, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 209.5.
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The 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 8-45 and a road record of 3-24. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of -10.2 as they are averaging 95.1 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. Philadelphia is 1-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 2-29. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans have an overall record of 20-33 and a home record of 14-12. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -3. New Orleans has a division record of 4-8 and a conference record of 14-22. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Jahlil Okafor comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the 76ers. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Nerlens Noel averages 10.8 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Philadelphia. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Philadelphia averages 95.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -10.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 51.1 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 17.9 per game. The 76ers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102.1 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 2nd with 12.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The 76ers average 94.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The 76ers have an offensive rating of 96.7 and a defensive rating of 107.1. In terms of pace they average 97.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Philadelphia turns the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pelicans score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 103.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.9 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 25-27-1 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-25-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-31-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-26-2 against the over/under
Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
10/23/15 C Joel Embiid Foot out for season
02/18/16 C Nerlens Noel Knee "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia
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