Free NBA Pick: 76ers vs Pelicans Lines
Looking for Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the 76ers taking on the Pelicans on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at the Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(4-18) Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-15)
Date: Thursday December 8
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds:
NBA Betting Odds: New Orleans -9
NBA Betting Total: 203.5
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Two teams looking to find their way back into the win column meet on Thursday night as the New Orleans Pelicans host the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers enter play losers of 8 straight, while the Pelicans have dropped 3 in a row.
The 76ers and losing streaks have just become a norm these days.
Entering play on an 8 game losing streak, the 76ers have topped what was their season high 7 game losing streak to start the season.
Philadelphia has seen Joel Embiid continue to sit out various games, as he continues to limit his minutes. He will be back here on Thursday, to oppose Pelicans star Anthony Davis defensively.
Ersan Ilyasova has been a big acquisition for this young team, as he was acquired last month knowing that this team would likely be limiting minutes to players.
Illyasova pulled down 17 rebounds and added 23 points in Tuesday’s loss, as he continues to see huge minutes.
The 76ers have yet to grab a road win this year, going 0-7 SU and just 2-5 ATS in that span.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have dropped 3 straight games and come in off a double overtime loss to Memphis last time out, as they continue to struggle to finish games.
New Orleans continues to have the same story over and over again as Anthony Davis is giving them the only production. The supporting cast of Davis has to step up if this team hopes to stay in the Western Conference playoff race.
Another key for this New Orleans team will be getting Jrue Holiday back to his old self. After sitting out until the middle of November, Holiday has struggled since returning and is now battling a turf toe injury.
He is certainly one of the few trustworthy guys on this team by Davis’ side when he is at 100%.
E’Twaun Moore, who is third in scoring behind Davis and Holiday, is also now battling injuries himself. Moore sat out Tuesday with a toe injury and is questionable for Thursday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.
- 76ers are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a losing record
- Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference
- Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic.
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The injuries to the supporting cast for the Pelicans should raise some red flags here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Philadelphia +9
Expect the 76ers to keep this one close here, as the Pelicans have struggled lately with all their thin depth.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 104- Philadelphia 101
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