New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/9/2018
Friday, February 9, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, February 9, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 6 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 28-25. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 110.7 points per game while giving up 111.1 per contest. The 76ers have an overall mark of 26-25. They currently are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.6 points per contest and giving up 106.5, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-26-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Important Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-23-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
01/15/18 PG Markelle Fultz Shoulder is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Jrue Holiday averages 18.6 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Joel Embiid averages 23.7 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year for the 76ers. He grabs 11 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Ben Simmons averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 110.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.38 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 111.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Philadelphia is 8th in the league with 107.6 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.16. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 46.7 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 25.4. The 76ers are 1st in turnovers per game with 17.5. The 76ers surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 20.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 42 rebounds surrendered per game. The 76ers are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 110, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 7th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. New Orleans is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 15th in the NBA.
Philadelphia is 1st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 29th in the league. The 76ers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.7, and their defensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/76ers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -6
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