New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are at the Philadelphia 76ers in National Basketball Association play on Friday. The Pelicans are 37-25 on the season, and have moved to fifth in the Western Conference. New Orleans has won back to back games, with their most recent win on the road at Toronto. The Pelicans are 7-3 over their last 10 games.

For Philadelphia, it has been a struggle. The 76ers have lost six out of their last ten games. Philadelphia has dropped to 7th in the Eastern Conference with their 35-27 record. The 76ers are coming off a home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday.

The New Orleans Pelicans are -6.5 in this game on the road at Philadelphia. The total is 224.5.

Zion’s Big Season

The Pelicans have loved the production from Zion Williamson. For the most part he has stayed healthy and led the Pelicans to a nice season. The big man from Duke is scoring 22 points per game. He is also averaging 5.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.

Next for the Pelicans has been Brandon Ingram. He is also a former Duke star, scoring 21.7 points per game, dishing out 5.8 assists, and ripping down 5 rebounds per game. CJ McCollum is the sharp shooter for New Orleans. He scored 11 points in 22 minutes in the win at Toronto.

New Orleans is on the road at Atlanta on Sunday, and then will head back home. When they get home, they will host the Cavaliers, Clippers and Trail Blazers. On March 19th, they are back on the road in Brooklyn.

76ers Need their Big Man

The Philadelphia 76ers clearly have one thing on their mind, and that is to get back Joel Embiid. Embiid was a massive part of the offense, leading the league in scoring before his injury. The 76ers continue to struggle, and have dropped back to back games to teams they could beat.

Now, Tyrese Maxey is the top scorer. The guard is scoring 26 points per game. Tobias Harris is next with 17.5 per game. The 76ers as a team are scoring 116.8 points per game, which is 13th in the league. Philadelphia is the second best free throw shooting team, making more than 83%.

The 76ers are on the road for back to back games against the Knicks, and then will head to Milwaukee to battle the Bucks. On March 16th, Philadelphia is back home against the Charlotte Hornets.

Pelicans Win on Road

The beat goes on for the Philadelphia 76ers. They just cannot seem to find the right formula without Joel Embiid in the lineup. The 76ers struggle, and the Pelicans are playing good basketball right now. We like New Orleans to come on the road and grab a win in this game.

The Pelicans use their depth and ability to score to win this game. Our final bet is the New Orleans Pelicans -6.5 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

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