Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 12/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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New Orleans Pelicans at Philadelphia 76ers

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM (Wells Fargo Center)

Philadelphia 76ers -8.0 . Total 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road for a battle with the Philadelphia 76ers.  The Pelicans are (6-19), after falling to the Milwaukee Bucks, 127-112.  The 76ers are (18-7), coming off a 97-92 win over the Denver Nuggets.

In the Pelicans loss to the Bucks, New Orleans was led on offense by JJ Redick.  Redick connected on 10 of 16 attempts from the floor, making all 8 foul shots, totaling 31 points.  The Pelicans shot 44% from the floor and 35% from 3-point range.  The Pelicans were able to hang around, due to their foul shooting.  The Pelicans out scored the Bucks, 18 to 8 from the foul line.  The difference was the Pelicans allowed the Bucks to shoot 54% from the floor.

In the 76ers win over the Nuggets, Philadelphia was led throughout the game by Joel Embiid.  Embiid finished the game with a double-double, totaling 22 points and 10 rebounds.  The 76ers shot 41% from the floor and 33% from deep.  The 76ers were able to get the job done, thanks to Philadelphia making 12 3-pointers, compared to just 7 for Denver.  The 76ers saw their largest lead at 14 points, after trailing by 1 point after the 1st quarter.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Pelicans are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games.

Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games.

The under is 6-2 in Pelicans last 8 games.

76ers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

76ers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.

The under is 8-2-1 in 76ers last 11 games.

The Pelicans have not looked their best lately, losing 10 in a row and going 1-9 ATS during that period.  The 76ers have won 3 in a row and 7 of their last 8 games.  The Pelicans have been awful on the road, going 2-10 SU and 3-9 ATS.  Philadelphia is perfect at home, 13-0.  Until the Pelicans can prove they can compete on a regular basis, it will be tough to side with New Orleans.  Final score prediction, 76ers will win and cover, 114-104.     

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