New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/21/2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Wells Fargo Center to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia as 4 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 10-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.7 as they average 119.5 points per contest while giving up 116.8 per game. The 76ers have an overall record of 12-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They average 113.2 points per game and surrender 112.9, good for a point differential of 0.3.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 8-9-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-11-0 against the spread this season
The Philadelphia 76ers are 12-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
11/20/18 G JJ Redick Nose is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 19.5 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 75%. Anthony Davis averages 27.6 points per contest in 37.6 minutes per game. He averages 4.9 assists per game and 12.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jimmy Butler scores 20.4 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Joel Embiid averages 27.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 13.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 119.5 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 47.9 boards per contest and 27.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 12th with 14.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 116.8 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 24.8 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 10th in the NBA with 113.2 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.32. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.1. The 76ers are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.3. The 76ers give up 112.9 points per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 6th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.2 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 43.8 boards surrendered per contest. The 76ers are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 24th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. New Orleans is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 27th in the NBA. The 76ers are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 11th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 16th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +4
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