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Pelicans host 76ers in basketball action

Philadelphia 76ersNew Orleans Pelicans
5-5November 16, 2013, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena3-6

New Orleans will look to improve on its 3-6 record on Saturday when they host Philadelphia in NBA odds action at New Orleans Arena.

Supporters of the 76ers have seen them go 5-5 and 6-4 ATS so far this season, while the Pelicans are at 3-6 and 3-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pelicans are 5-4, while the 76ers are 7-3.

View Philadelphia 76ers vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Pelicans as -7.5-point Favorite in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 199.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

The Pelicans sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the 76ers are at No. 24 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pelicans will win this game 93-92.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 113-103 loser as they battled the Hawks on the road. The 76ers failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point underdog, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The 76ers wasted a 27-point performance from Evan Turner as Atlanta ran past them 113-103 on Friday at Philips Arena.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 111-105 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Pelicans failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 29 points and 15 rebounds from Anthony Davis in a losing cause in a 111-105 loss to Utah on Wednesday at EnergySolutions Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting 76ers rank No. 9 in the league with 44.7 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 24 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 26-ranked team at 5.22 per game, while the 76ers rate No. 15 with 7.5 per contest.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Dallas, Monday, November 18th
New Orleans home to Utah, Wednesday, November 20th