This NBA season, the schedule is different since we only get to watch 72 regular season games instead of 82. However, it does not mean it is not as exciting as ever since we will have the NBA Play-in Tournament. Until then, let’s take a look our Pelicans vs 76ers Betting Pick from our sports betting experts
With only a week left until the NBA Play-in game, teams are fighting to get a spot in the NBA playoffs. However, according to sports betting odds, that is not the case for the Philadelphia 76ers since they have the #1 ranking in the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, the New Orleans Pelicans still have a shot at entering the NBA Play-in Tournament.
Pelicans vs 76ers Betting Prediction and Analysis for 05/07/2021
For the New Orleans Pelicans, this is a crucial game for them as they need the win for a shot at the playoffs. Therefore, according to basketball betting experts, they are looking to beat the 76ers for a second consecutive victory.
The Pelicans are currently 30-36 after defeating the Golden State Warriors 108-103 last Tuesday. Furthermore, they rank #11 which is one position away from being eligible for the NBA Play-in tournament. However, this may be a difficult game for them. This is because they will be playing without Brandon Ingram who is the second leading scorer for the Pelicans.
On the other hand, the 75ers are in great shape and looking to get a seventh consecutive victory. In addition, they will have the home advantages since the game will be at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
At the moment, Philadelphia is 45-21 after defeating Houston 135-115 last Wednesday. During that matchup, Joel Embiid led the teams in points with 34 points after playing only 25 minutes. Furthermore, Philadelphia is the first in the Atlantic division with a 2-game lead over the Brooklyn Nets.
Currently, New Orleans and Philadelphia are both 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. However, sports bettors have made more money betting on the under in 13 of the 76ers last 20 games.
Pelicans vs 76ers Betting Pick
Game time: 05/07/2021 at 7:00 PM EDT
Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers at -9
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Philadelphia 76ers will win this game. This is because they are 6-0 straight up and 5-1 against the spread over their last 6 home games. While it is true the Pelicans need to win this game, it is not enough without Brandon Ingram who averages 23.8 points per game. We predict Philadelphia will win with a final score of ATS 118-107.