Pelicans vs. 76ers - 1/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (7-35) at New Orleans Pelicans (22-21)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Arena)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -14 -- Over/Under: 190 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Philadelphia, FS-New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadelphia 76ers face off on Monday at Smoothie King Center in NBA action.
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-21 this season and have won their last three games. New Orleans is averaging 100.2 points and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 99.6 points and their opponents are shooting 46 percent while outrebounding their opponents 43.9 to 41.5. Anthony Davis leads the pelicans averaging 24.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.3 assists, Ryan Anderson is averaging 14.7 points and 5.0 rebounds, and Eric Gordon is averaging 12.1 points. The Pelicans are 14-5 at home this season.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are 8-36 this season and have lost their last five games. The Sixers are averaging 89.8 points and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 102.3 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent while being outrebounded on average by 41.9 to 46.5. With Tony Wroten out Michael Carter-Williams leads the 76ers averaging 15.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 7.1 assists per game. Robert Covington is averaging 12.5 points, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is averaging 9.3 points, and Henry Sims is averaging 9.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. The 76ers are 5-18 on the road and 3-7 in their last 10 games.
New Orleans is 19-7-1 against the spread in their last 27 home games, 2-5 against the spread against the Eastern Conference, and 18-8 against the spread in their last 26 games. Philadelphia is 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 1-5-1 against the spread against the Western Conference. The favorite has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
The total is set at 190 and I have this one staying under that number and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.