Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 7, 2021

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BetMGM Jun 16, 2021, 2.31 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers (45-21) are 8.5-point favorites as they attempt to build on a six-game winning streak when they host the New Orleans Pelicans (30-36) on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center. The matchup airs at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-PH. The matchup has an over/under of 229.5 points.

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76ers vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
76ers -8.5 -110 -110 229.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Philadelphia's games this season have gone over the point total for Friday's matchup over/under (229.5 points) in 34.8% of opportunities (23 out of 66 matchups).
  • In New Orleans' games this season, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Friday's matchup over/under in 34 out of 66 matchups (51.5%).
  • The over/under for the game of 229.5 is 0.5 points more than the combined points per game averages for the 76ers (113.9 points per game) and the Pelicans (115.1 points per game).
  • The 223.1 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 6.4 fewer than the 229.5 total in this contest.
  • This season the average total for 76ers games is 222.2 points, 7.3 fewer than the over/under of 229.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 0.4 points separates the average total points bet in Pelicans' games (229.9 points) and this game's over/under (229.5 points).

76ers Betting Data

  • Philadelphia has a 36-27 record against the spread this year.
  • The 76ers' record against the spread as at least an 8.5-point favorite is above .500 at 8-7.
  • Philadelphia has hit the over less than half of the time, in 30 of 63 games (47.6%).

76ers Key Players

  • The 76ers points and rebounds leader is Joel Embiid. He scores 29.1 points per game and pulls down 10.8 rebounds.
  • Ben Simmons paces the team with 6.8 assists per game.
  • The 76ers are led by Danny Green from long distance. He hits 2.5 shots from deep per game.
  • Philadelphia's blocks leader is Embiid, who collects 1.4 per game. Matisse Thybulle leads the team averaging 1.6 steals a contest.

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76ers Last 10 Games

76ers Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total 76ers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/5/2021 Rockets 135-115 PHI Yes Away -17.5 248.5 -10000 2800 Regular Season Yes Over
5/3/2021 Bulls 106-94 PHI Yes Away -20.5 202.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season No Under
5/2/2021 Spurs 113-111 PHI Yes Away -1.5 234.5 100 -120 Regular Season Yes Under
4/30/2021 Hawks 126-104 PHI Yes Home -17.5 219.5 -3000 1300 Regular Season Yes Over
4/28/2021 Hawks 127-83 PHI Yes Home -27.5 210.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Under
76ers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 7-3 5-5-0 222.4 114.8 107.6 +0.2 38.1%

76ers Injuries

76ers: Furkan Korkmaz: Out (Ankle)

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has a losing record against the spread, going 30-35 ATS (covering just 46.2% of the time).
  • The Pelicans have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 8.5 points or more, going 3-8 against the spread.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season -- 39 of 65 (60%).

Pelicans Key Players

  • Zion Williamson scores 27.0 points per game and is the top scorer for the Pelicans.
  • New Orleans' leader in rebounds is Steven Adams with 8.9 per game, and its leader in assists is Lonzo Ball with 5.8 per game.
  • Ball is dependable from deep and leads the Pelicans with 3.1 made threes per game.
  • New Orleans' leader in steals is Ball (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is James Johnson (0.9 per game).

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Pelicans Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Pelicans Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/4/2021 Warriors 108-103 NO No Home +5.5 225.5 290 -375 Regular Season Yes Under
5/3/2021 Warriors 123-108 GS No Home +9.5 234.5 575 -900 Regular Season No Under
5/1/2021 Timberwolves 140-136 NO Yes Away -3.5 252.5 -200 165 Regular Season Yes Over
4/29/2021 Thunder 109-95 NO Yes Away -17.5 206.5 -5000 1350 Regular Season No Under
4/28/2021 Nuggets 114-112 DEN No Away +7.5 225.5 333 -450 Regular Season Yes Over
Pelicans Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
5-5 6-4 6-4-0 232.1 118.1 114 +4.2 34%

Pelicans Injuries

Pelicans: Steven Adams: Day To Day (Toe), Nickeil Alexander-Walker: Day To Day (Ankle), Brandon Ingram: Out (Ankle), Josh Hart: Out (Thumb)

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