The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road at the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday in National Basketball Association game. Both the Pelicans and the 76ers are both the 8 seed in the Eastern and Western Conference. New Orleans is 28-25 on the season and have gone 14 out of 27 games on the road. The Pelicans have dropped back to back games.
The Philadelphia 76ers come into the game fresh off their win over the Washington Wizards. The 76ers are 26-25 on the season, and 14-10 when playing at home. Philadelphia is a game behind the 7th seeded Miami Heat, and 2 games back of the Pacers. On Friday – the Philadelphia 76ers are -5 over the New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association.
76ers Looking to Win Back to Back
The Philadelphia 76ers are playing out the process, and the process is looking up. Philadelphia needs just 3 more wins this season to surpass their win total of a season ago. The 76ers are scoring more than 107 points per game, and allowing 106.5 per game. The 76ers are the top rebounding team in all of the National Basketball Association with 46.7 rebounds per game.
The big man for the Philadelphia 76ers is Joel Embiid. The former Kansas Jayhawks center is scoring 23.7 points per game, and ripping down 11 rebounds per game. Ben Simmons is having a tremendous season with 16.6 points per game and 8 rebounds and 7 assists per game. The 76ers have won 2 out of their last 3 games overall.
Pelicans Banged Up
DeMarcus Cousins is out for the rest of the season for the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins tore his achilles earlier in the season. The big man from Kentucky – Cousins was scoring more than 25 points per game, and averaging more than 12.5 rebounds per game. Now, Anthony Davis will need to pick up even more of the slack, as he is playing nearly 37 minutes per game.
Davis is scoring 26.8 points per game, and ripping down 10.6 rebounds per game. New Orleans is in third place in the Southwest Division, 5.5 games behind the San Antonio Spurs and 10.5 games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans are seeking to get back over .500 for the first time in three seasons.
Philadelphia Whips New Orleans
The Philadelphia 76ers are playing better basketball after a streak of not so good play. Now, Philadelphia will look to take down the Pelicans and remain in the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. Anthony Davis against Joel Embiid is a great matchup, but the rest is favored towards Philadelphia. This should be a really good basketball game between two teams that are talented, but in the end – take the home team. Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers -5 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.