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2021 NBA Handicapping
(30-36) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers (44-21)
Date: Friday, May 7th
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: 76ers -8.5
NBA Betting Total: 229.5
Friday, May 7th the New Orleans Pelicans will meet the Philadelphia 76ers for the second and final time this season. In the initial meeting on April 9th, the Pelicans won 101-94.
Last season, the squads played a single time due to the pandemic with the 76ers winning the lone contest. Of the 38 games the teams have played all-time, both clubs have won 19 times.
New Orleans Pelicans
Time is running out for the New Orleans Pelicans to earn enough victories in order to get into the play-in tournament. They enter the day in 11th in the West 1.5 games back of the Spurs and three games behind the Grizzlies.
Their final six remaining games feature teams seated ninth or higher. The two games that could play a factor are against the ninth-place Grizzlies and eighth-place Warriors.
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In fact, the Pelicans had three games versus Golden State coming in the final two weeks of the season. They split the two matches with them at the start of the week winning the second.
Lonzo Ball was the Pelicans player who rose up to lead the way scoring 33 points with six rebounds, four assists, a steal, and connecting on an important seven 3-pointers.
Zion Williamson added a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds along with seven assists, and four steals.
Steven Adams (MTP sprain) is doubtful for Friday. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is suffering from a high ankle sprain making him questionable to play the 76ers.
Josh Hart (right thumb surgery) and Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain) are both out.
A week ago the 76ers and Nets were embroiled in a battle to win the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams kept swapping positions atop the ladder. But a series of 76ers wins and Nets losses has created a 2.5 game padding for Philly which should be enough to retain the top seed.
Philly is on a six-game winning streak and could ride that wave through to season end. That’s because their final six opponents feature only one seeded team (Miami Heat).
Philly collected an easy 135-115 victory versus the Rockets in their last match. Joel Embiid offered a double-double of 34 points and 12 rebounds to bolster his MVP candidacy.
Six other 76ers reached double-figure scores including Shake Milton (19), Tobias Harris (15), Tyrese Maxey (12), Seth Curry (11), Ben Simmons (10), and Dwight Howard (10).
Furkan Korkmaz is suffering from an ankle sprain and is the only 76ers player who is out Friday unless Doc Rivers elects to start resting some of his core down the stretch.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The 76ers are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pelicans are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
- The total has gone under in 13 of Philadelphia’s last 20 games.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
Although the 76ers aren’t getting pushed versus top seeds some of the final matches feature opponents who are playing desperate in must-win scenarios.
The Pelicans fall in this category and will be intent on collecting a win in a venue that is stingy in giving up wins to opponents — only seven opponents have won at Wells Fargo. Philly wins the game but the Pelicans keep it close.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans +8.5
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