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2021 NBA Handicapping
(35-16) Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans (22-29)
Date: Friday April 9th, 2021
Time: 9:00 EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: |
NBA Betting Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Total: OFF
The 76ers will look to continue on with their outstanding season this Friday, as they head to the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans for this matchup with the Pelicans.
The Philadelphia 76ers are in a dog fight to win their division, as they are only half of a game behind the Brooklyn Nets for superiority in the Atlantic. They did themselves a favor in their last game beating the Celtics by 10 points with Joel Embiid going nuts putting up 35 points on 9/19 shooting from the field.
The one big issue for the Philadelphia 76ers in that last game with the Celtics was their lack of production with regards to their bench players, as their bench guys were only able to chip in with 23 total points which is not going to do it if this 76ers team wants to get anywhere close to the Eastern Conference finals.
The things this team has been doing well is rebounding and overall defense, as they rank 5th in rebounding with 46 per game and only allowing 109.4 points per game which are things that will serve them well into the postseason, as those are main traits of a contending team.
New Orleans Pelicans
It has not been a fun last 5 games for the New Orleans Pelicans, as they have only been able to win one of those games and are coming off of a particularly rough game against the Nets where they lost by 28 points.
Surprisingly, Zion Williamson was not able to have much of an impact in that game scoring only 16 points and it would not surprise me if the Nets become an a solid team defensively on the interior with the pickup of Aldridge, so I can give Zion a bit of a pass on that game.
Things do not get any easier for Zion and this Pelicans team as a whole in terms of getting offense on the inside, as Joel Embiid has been shutting down other big men on the defensive end of the floor with great regularity here in 2021.
In terms of injuries the main one would be Brandon Ingram who is questionable for this contest with a toe injury and given where the Pelicans are in terms of the standings I would be surprised if he ends up going here.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Philadelphia 76ers have enough offense to cause the Pelicans some serious problems despite the short comings of their bench as of late. The main reason I like the 76ers here, is that I believe they are going to make things very tough for the home team in the paint, and I do not trust the Pelicans to have some crazy performance shooting the ball.
It seems like this Pelicans team has also lost a bit of their motivation and belief, as they have come out with duds in plenty of their recent games and that very well could happen again here given just how good this Philadelphia 76ers team is.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: 76ers ATS
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