76ers vs Pelicans Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, January 2, 2023

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The Philadelphia 76ers (21-14) host the New Orleans Pelicans (23-13) on January 2, 2023 at Wells Fargo Center. The 76ers are favored, by four points, in a matchup featuring one of the league’s strongest defensive squads in the league versus one of the best offensive teams. The 76ers are second in points allowed per game (108.2), while the Pelicans are third in points scored (117.6). The over/under for the matchup is set at 227.5 points.

How to bet 76ers vs. Pelicans

Philadelphia 76ers vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing the 76ers as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the 76ers have -174 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +147 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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76ers vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Arena: Wells Fargo Center

76ers vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The 76ers have 21 wins against the spread in 35 games this year. Philadelphia has won 15, or 65.2%, of the 23 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The 76ers have eclipsed the over/under in 50% of their opportunities this year (18 times in 36 games with a set point total).

The Pelicans have played 36 games, with 19 wins against the spread. New Orleans has a 7-6 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 53.8% of those games). Pelicans games this year have gone over the point total 21 times in 36 opportunities (58.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

76ers

76ers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Joel Embiid 27 33.2 9.8 4.6 1.2 1.7 1
James Harden 20 21.9 6.2 11.1 1.5 0.6 2.8
Tobias Harris 32 16.8 6.2 2.8 1.1 0.5 2.1
De’Anthony Melton 32 12 4.8 3.3 2.1 0.5 2.4
Shake Milton 31 10.8 3.1 3.3 0.4 0.2 0.9

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 28 26 7 4.5 1.1 0.6 0.3
CJ McCollum 32 19.8 4.9 6 1.1 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 36 13.5 9.3 1.8 0.4 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 33 12.8 4.2 1.4 1.1 0.5 2.4
Herbert Jones 24 10.3 3.8 2.3 1.4 0.7 0.9
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76ers: Tyrese Maxey: Out (Injury Management), PJ Tucker: Out (Injury Management)

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Out (Neck), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe)

What you need to know about the Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia is posting 111.9 points per game this season (21st-ranked in NBA), but it has really played well on defense, surrendering only 108.2 points per game (second-best). The 76ers are posting 112.3 points per game this season at home, which is 0.8 more points than they’re averaging in away games (111.5). On the offensive side of the ball, the 76ers have picked up their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116.9 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 111.9 they’ve racked up over the course of this season.

Philadelphia is draining 12.6 treys per game this season (11th-ranked in NBA), and it has a 38% three-point percentage (fifth-best). When it comes to shot breakdown, the 76ers have taken 60.4% two-pointers (accounting for 68.5% of the team’s baskets) and 39.6% from beyond the arc (31.5%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

In 2022-23, New Orleans is third-best in the NBA on offense (117.6 points scored per game) and ranked 15th on defense (112.8 points conceded). In 2022-23 the Pelicans are scoring 0.1 more points per game at home (117.7) than on the road (117.6). Over their last 10 games, the Pelicans are scoring 117.6 points per game, the same number of points as their season average.

Beyond the arc, New Orleans is 20th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.4). It is 11th in 3-point percentage at 36.7%. The Pelicans attempt 34.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 26.5% of their made shots are from there. Inside the arc, they attempt 65.3% of their shots, with 73.5% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this game is the 76ers, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (76ers -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 227.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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