New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview, Prediction, and Odds

New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans and Philadelphia 76ers are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at 08:00 PM ET at the Smoothie King Center (New Orleans). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

Match Prediction New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers

This game should be a close one. Both teams have a lot of talent, and they are both capable of winning on any given night. However, I give a slight edge to the Pelicans. They have played well at home this season and have a great offense.

Pelicans 115, 76ers 110

Head to Head

  • Overall: 22-28 (44.9%)
  • Regular season: 22-27
  • Playoffs: 24-20

New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers Preview

The Pelicans are one of the surprise teams of the NBA season so far and have a 13-7 record. They are led by Zion Williamson, who averages 28.5 points per game. The Pelicans also have a strong team with Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum, and Jonas Valanciunas.

The 76ers are also a good team this season, but they haven’t quite lived up to expectations. They are currently 12-8 and have been inconsistent on both ends of the court. However, the 76ers are still a dangerous team and are led by Joel Embiid, who is averaging 30.2 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

The Pelicans are favored by 1.5 points in this game. The over/under is set at 227.5 points.

  • Moneyline: Pelicans -120, 76ers +100
  • Against the spread: Pelicans -1.5 (-118), 76ers +1.5 (-102)
  • Over/under: Over 227.5 (-112), Under 227.5 (-108)

FAQs for New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers

Are the Pelicans an expansion team?

The New Orleans Pelicans are the youngest franchise in the NBA, having joined the league in 2002. The team moved from Charlotte to New Orleans that year and then gave the 2004 Charlotte Bobcats expansion franchise its history back, technically making the then-New Orleans Hornets an expansion franchise in 2002.

Does the NBA own the Pelicans?

On April 13, 2012, it was announced that Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, had purchased the franchise from the NBA for $338 million.

Why did the New Orleans Hornets change their name?

Team owner Tom Benson said the mascot was changed to a Pelican because there was no connection between the city of New Orleans and the name “Hornets.” He said the Pelicans would form a better bond with the city. This was a successful change.

How long has New Orleans had an NBA team?

It wasn’t until 1974 that New Orleans gained an NBA team, the Jazz. The Jazz had superstar Pete Maravich, but the team’s home to New Orleans was short-lived. In 1979, the Jazz relocated to Utah. Twenty years later, the Hornets came to New Orleans in 2002.

What team does Michael Jordan own?

He became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Hornets (then named the Bobcats) in 2006 and bought a controlling interest in 2010, before selling his majority stake in 2023. He is also the owner of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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The Pelicans are playing well at home and enter this game with a lot of momentum. The 76ers are struggling and are just 6-5 on the road. I think the Pelicans will win this game.

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