76ers vs. Pelicans - 1/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (19-19) at Philadelphia 76ers (7-31)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 195.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSN
The New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers play Friday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 10 games and play their fourth road game of the month. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 101.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 100.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.9 points and 5.4 assists. Ryan Anderson is shooting 42.6 percent from the field and Omer Asik is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans continue to struggle with consistency at both ends of the floor, but their offense is shooting 38.7 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pelicans have the talent but have to get going. Jrue Holiday is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last six games and are starting to play their way out of the top pick. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.3 points on 41 percent shooting and are allowing 103 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 assists while Henry Sims is averaging 9.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. K.J. McDaniels is shooting 41 percent from the field and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers remain flat out brutal on the offensive end, as they’re shooting just 38.9 percent from the field in their last five games. Just two of the 76ers seven wins have come on their home court. Robert Covington is questionable with a concussion and Tony Wroten is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The 76ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 13-6 in the last 19 Pelicans games against East teams. Two young and athletic teams should produce more points than the projected total.