Pelicans vs. 76ers - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (8-45) at New Orleans Pelicans (20-33)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -10 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CN8PHI, FSN
The Philadelphia 76ers and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning six of their last seven games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 95.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 11.7 points and 6.6 assists. Robert Covington is grabbing 5.8 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 13 road games. Nerlens Noel is questionable with a knee injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans also need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.4 points and 10 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.5 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won six of their last nine home games.
The 76ers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pelicans have played their best ball on their home court and need victories like this in order to get back in the playoff race. The 76ers have failed to cover 11 of their last 16 road games. No, thanks. Give me the home team by double digits.