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(13-11) Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (13-13)
Date: Sunday, December 10
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 223.5
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The 76ers are in Cleveland on Saturday night before traveling to the Big Easy for this game with the Pelicans.
As I write this before the Cleveland game, Philly is off of two difficult losses in a row. The first was at home to the Suns, who got a 46-point explosion from Devin Booker. The Lakers came in to town after that and got revenge for what Joel Embiid and company did to them in LA a few weeks back.
The 76ers roster also went through a makeover this week after the front office finally freed Jahlil Okafor and sent him to Brooklyn, along with Nik Stauskas, for Trevor Booker. Booker will add a veteran presence to the mix and will be available to come off the bench immediately. More importantly, the Sixers were able to shed Okafor from the roster after all this time.
Embiid against Cousins is as good as it gets between two of the league’s best young big men. Those two will likely play each other to a stalemate. Philly’s real advantage is on the perimeter with their shooters and then Ben Simmons, who the Pelicans have no answer for.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans will be as hungry as the 76ers because they suffered just as bad of a loss at Philly’s last two. Anthony Davis returned, DeMarcus Cousins dropped 38 points and the Pelicans still lost to the Kings at home.
After the game, Alvin Gentry roasted his team for getting “outplayed in every phase of the game.” He didn’t come right out and say it was due to a lack of effort but that’s how it sounded to me. This next game with Philly will be a gut check.
I mentioned Cousins and Embiid but Davis is back in the fold now, too. Embiid can only cover one of those two guys so I’m not sure what Philly will do with the second.
The Sixers usually go small at that four spot with Dario Saric. Richaun Holmes is there too but he’ll be hard-pressed to match up with Davis. New Orleans should be able to have its way with Philly inside.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PHI are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Sun. games.
- PHI are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games.
- Over is 10-4 in PHI last 14 road games.
- Head to Head: Over is 7-3 in NO last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction: New Orleans atones for its last loss with a win over Philly.
This could be four losses in a row for the Sixers, who get Cleveland the game after their 13-game winning streak came to an end. If the Sixers can’t win in Cleveland, they are staring four straight losses in the face. Like I mentioned above, this isn’t a good matchup for the road team, and especially not on short rest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans -4.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 104 – New Orleans 112
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