Pelicans vs. 76ers Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Philadelphia. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the 76ers are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 220.5 points. Philadelphia opened as a 6-point fave, while the total has dropped from 221.5.
Who the Public Likes: Philadelphia. As of Friday afternoon, 60 percent of public bets have come in on the 76ers. Online wagers have also shown that 51 percent of bets are on the over.
Who We Like: New Orleans won the first meeting by a count of 131-124 on its home floor in December. The Pelicans are 5-4-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings, while the over-under is 5-5. New Orleans has lost four of its last five games and has only covered the spread in one of them. Over the last 10 games, the Pelicans are 3-7 ATS while the over-under is 5-5. Philadelphia has won two of its last three games straight up. The 76ers are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games and also 5-5 on over-unders.
Philadelphia is playing better basketball right now and is at home. New Orleans is still trying to adjust to life without DeMarcus Cousins. Take the hosts here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA 76ERS -5