New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction, 1/2/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
The New Orleans Pelicans are en route to Wells Fargo Center on Monday where they will attempt to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Pelicans took the court against the Timberwolves and took home the win by a score of 119-118 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Pelicans ended up with 24 while the Timberwolves totaled 28 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 29 attempts from 3-point range. Minnesota finished the contest at 75.0% when shooting free throws by making 24 of 32 shots. In addition, Minnesota snagged 35 rebounds (5 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Minnesota recorded 18 dimes and had 6 steals for the contest. Pertaining to the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 42 out of 83 shooting. They also recorded 22 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 6 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 43 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans made 30 of 43 tries for a percentage of 69.8%. New Orleans ended the game having earned a 48.1% FG percentage (39 out of 81) and buried 11 out of their 23 three-point shots.
Zion Williamson is a player who played a role in the game. He walked away with 43 points on 14 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 34 mins and pulled down 3 boards. Williamson shot 66.7% from the floor and also earned 5 assists.
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New Orleans comes into this matchup with a record of 22-12 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.3 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.4 fouls every game. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 45.4 boards per game and has tallied 916 assists so far this season, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pelicans are connecting on 36.7% on 3-point shots (386 of 1,053) and 78.6% from the free throw line. They average 117.8 pts per contest (3rd in the league) while shooting 48.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 15.9 turnovers per game and they draw 20.9 fouls. They are giving up 33.6% on shots from distance and they are 14th in the NBA in points per game allowed (112.6). The Pelicans defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.5% (1,406 of 3,026) and they surrender 42.1 rebounds per game as a team. They rank 11th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 856 surrendered so far this season.
In their last game, the 76ers took a defeat with a final score of 116-111 against the Wizards. When discussing rebounding, Philadelphia permitted Washington to get 39 in total (14 offensive). They finished 33.3% from beyond the arc via 11 out of 33 and finished the contest at 27 of 31 at the free throw line (87.1%). The 76ers allowed the Wizards to make 39 of their 85 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.9% in this matchup. When the game finished, the 76ers finished the game shooting 39 for 84 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.4%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Philadelphia knocked down 6 out of 31 tries (19.4%). They were able to make 27 of the free throws for a rate of 87.1%. The Wizards earned 23 fouls for the matchup which got the 76ers to the charity stripe for 31 tries. They turned it over 15 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. The 76ers collected 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game.
Joel Embiid pitched in for the 76ers in the game. He knocked down 17 out of 32 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 53.1%, and had 10 rebounds. Embiid recorded 48 points in his 36 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist in this game.
Philadelphia has a record of 20-13 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the 76ers are shooting 47.5% from the floor, which is 12th in the NBA. Philadelphia has totaled 3,686 pts this season (111.7 per contest) and they grab 40.4 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per game (20th in the NBA) and they turn it over 14.4 times per game. The 76ers are responsible for committing 20.5 fouls every game and they hit 82.0% from the charity stripe.
The 76ers on the defensive side of the court are 2nd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 108.0. They are forcing 15.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the floor (8th in the NBA). The Philadelphia defense allows 32.9% on 3-point attempts (357 of 1,086) and their opponents are knocking down 77.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 23.8 dimes and 43.1 boards per game, ranking them 9th and 10th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Philadelphia and under the total points
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