Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 4/5/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (29-47) at Philadelphia 76ers (9-68)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and the Philadalphia 76ers collide at Wells Fargo Center tonight.
The Pelicans have lost four of their last seven games but they'll be aiming for a third straight win tonight after making light work of the Nets in a 106-87 win on Sunday. Luke Babbitt led the charge with 21 points, Tim Frazier added 19 points with 13 assists off the bench while Alexis Ajinca had 16 points as the Pelicans cruised past the Nets. Norris Cole, Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis were either injured or rested for the game and that's likely going to continue for the remainder of the regular season. New Orleans is now 29-47 on the season which is only good for 12th place in the Western Conference.
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Meanwhile, the offseason just can't arrive sooner for the 76ers who are mired at the bottom of the league standings with a record of just 9-68 on the season. Isaiah Canaan led the team with 24 points, Jerami Grant added 20 points while Carl Landry had 19 but it still wasn't enough as the 76ers lost to the Pacers by 115-102 on Saturday for their 12th straight loss and their 25th loss in 26 games.
In ATS trends, the Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against a team with a losing record and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall, while the 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team below .400 and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games.
Head to head, the road team is 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and the under is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia.
I can't remember the last time the 76ers were favorites, but this seems like a good spot to take them (if you're a massive Sixers fan). However, I actually prefer the stripped down roster of the Pelicans who have covered in each of their last four games. Take New Orleans to win in a minor upset.