Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game at Wells Fargo Center. Just 4 days after their clash in New Orleans, the 76ers and Pelicans run it back in Philadelphia tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Revenge will be on the mind of the Sixers here, following the 127-116 loss in New Orleans a few days ago. It took a superhuman effort from C.J. McCollum to overshadow another masterful performance by Joel Embiid who had 37 points and 8 rebounds on 14-for-22 shooting.
The Sixers also got Tyrese Maxey back into the line-up following a long absence with an injury, but it wasn’t enough. Philly did bounce back with a win in their last game at OKC, as they held the Thunder to just 96 points. A similar effort like that should seal the deal tonight, but the question is can they do it? They got a 9-game win streak running at home, plus against the Pels they are a perfect 5-0 SU in the last 5 at Wells Fargo Center.
New Orleans Pelicans
The win over Philadelphia was followed by a 15-point road loss in Memphis and that’s exactly where this team has struggled all season. On the road they are just 7-9 SU in 16 played, so tonight’s game in Philadelphia will be a true character test. They’ve not won in this arena since the 2016-17 season, they’ll have to do it without the likes of Brandon Ingram and Larry Nance Jr., as they continue to be sidelined. The Pelicans fans will be hanging their heads on their 7-1 ATS record in the last 8 meetings, but with them being 5.5 point underdogs I have my doubts that will be enough for them to cover here.
The Sixers are huge favorites here, they are far healthier and come into tonight’s game with a lot of momentum following their win at Oklahoma City. Joel Embiid has been on a roll, in 3 of his last 4 games against the Pels he has scored 37, 22, 42 and 37 points. Take the 76ers to cover in front of the home fans.
Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions & Odds
If the Pelicans are to stand any chance of winning here, they will have to once again rely on their scoring. McCollum exploded for a franchise record 11 threes in the win over Philadelphia a few days ago, I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect a repeat of that performance here. The Grizzlies just held the Pels to 101 points in their last game on the road, Philadelphia has the 2nd best defensive rating in the entire NBA so it will be difficult to score for them here.
The under has cashed in 7 of the last 9 Philly games played on a Monday, including in 5 straight played on that day at home. The 3 most recent meetings are averaging 227 points per game, which is less than tonight’s projected total. I think the Sixers win this game on the defensive end, so let’s back the under here.