Philadelphia 76ers at New Orleans Pelicans Basketball Betting Tips 2/25/2019
Monday, February 25, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, February 25, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia as 1.5 point favorites.
The 76ers head into this matchup with a mark of 38-22. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 3.4 as they average 115.7 points per contest while giving up 112.3 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 27-34. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 115.7 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia 76ers are 28-31-0 against the spread
The Philadelphia 76ers are 30-28-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 28-31-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 31-28-0 against the over/under
Key Philadelphia 76ers Injuries
02/20/19 F Joel Embiid Knee is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/23/19 SF Darius Miller Ankle is questionable Monday vs Philadelphia
Jimmy Butler averages 19.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Ben Simmons comes into this contest averaging 17.0 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 59%.
Julius Randle averages 20.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jrue Holiday averages 21.0 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The 76ers allow 112.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league. Philadelphia averages 115.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 115.0 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest, and 15th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. New Orleans is 4th in the league with 115.7 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.0 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.8. The Pelicans are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The 76ers are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 14th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Philadelphia is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 27th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 112.3, and their offensive rating of 113 is ranked 23rd. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's 76ers/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Philadelphia -1.5
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