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In tonight’s interconference rematch, the New Orleans Pelicans (18-28, 21-24-1 ATS) are playing the Philadelphia 76ers (27-19, 24-22 ATS); NBA picks are posted here. Will Joel Embiid and the Sixers win another game against the Pelicans in Tuesday night’s contest? In addition to the starting lineups, our top NBA picks and betting trends are available below. 

Pelicans vs 76ers Game Information 

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Start time: 7 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pelicans vs 76ers NBA Picks and Betting Odds

All Pelicans vs 76ers betting odds can be found at BetOnline

Point spread: Pelicans +8.5 (-110) | 76ers -8.5 (-110)
Best moneyline: Pelicans +280 | 76ers -350
Over/Under: 216 (-110)

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

SF Brandon Ingram (questionable) | PF Zion Williamson (out indefinitely) | PG Kira Lewis Jr. (out for the season) | SF Trey Murphy III (questionable)

Philadelphia 76ers Injury Report

SG Danny Green (out) | PG Seth Curry (out) | PG Ben Simmons (out indefinitely) | SG Shake Milton (out indefinitely) | SF Matisse Thybulle (out indefinitely)

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Moreover, on Monday, in the Pelicans’ 117-113 home win over the Pacers, guard Devonte’ Graham led his team in scoring, finishing his performance with 25 points in 35 minutes spent on the court. Guard Josh Hart added a double-double to his career total, amassing 22 points, 10 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 36 minutes played. Nonetheless, New Orleans has won five of its past 10 games. After earning this victory, the team is 11-11 at home, 7-17 away and 8-16 ATS on the road this season.

Meanwhile, in the 76ers’ 115-109 road win versus the Spurs on Sunday, center Joel Embiid earned yet another double-double. He accumulated 38 points, 12 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 32 minutes of action. Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey both closed out their performances with 18 points as well. Philadelphia has won seven of its previous 10 games. With this win, the Sixers are 17-9 away, 10-10 at home and 8-12 ATS at home.

Per ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the 76ers have a 64.9% probability of winning. 

Upon further review of other matchups, in the last three head-to-head meetings, the 76ers are 2-1 against the Pelicans. On Oct. 20, 2021, the first time these teams met during this regular season, Philadelphia won 117-97 at Smoothie King Center. They have dropped a few games every here and there, but the 76ers have their number. The Pelicans have not defeated the Sixers since Apr. 9, 2021, when they won 101-94 at Smoothie King Center.

On another topic, a report regarding Ben Simmons surfaced yesterday evening. According one league source, the individual said, “No one is giving up three picks and an A-level player, who may be a B next to Joel, just to get Ben back.” This news can mean a lot of things. However, one might argue that this particular story is well beyond the point of tiresome and ridiculous. The 76ers organization had various opportunities to trade their star point guard during the summertime of last year, but general manager Elton Brand is still demanding a king’s ransom in return.

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  • New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last six contests played.
  • The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their past six matchups versus the 76ers.
  • Plus, the total has gone under in four of their previous five contests.
  • As for the 76ers, they are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games played.
  • And, the total has gone under in four of their past five matchups against New Orleans.
  • Lastly, the total has gone under in eight of Philadelphia’s previous 11 contests played at Wells Fargo Center.

Projected New Orleans Pelicans Starting Lineup

PG Devonte’ Graham | SG Josh Hart | SF Garrett Temple | PF Herbert Jones | C Jonas Valanciunas

Projected Philadelphia 76ers Starting Lineup

PG Tyrese Maxey | SG Charlie Brown Jr. | SF Furkan Korkmaz | PF Tobias Harris | C Joel Embiid

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Moving on to other betting statistics, New Orleans is 8-3 as a favorite, 10-25 as an underdog and 8-16 ATS away, whereas Philadelphia is 18-9 as a favorite, 9-10 as an underdog and 8-12 ATS at home. Similar to any other game this season, the Sixers’ injury report is filled. They will be without Green, Curry, Milton and Thybulle. Of course, Simmons remains out indefinitely, too. Despite the adversity, heading into tonight’s matchup, Philadelphia is a 8.5-point favorite.

The Pelicans are not hopeless, though. If Brandon Ingram can play against the Sixers, his team will have an increased chance of covering the spread and maybe even pulling off an upset. All things considered, gamblers may choose to play it safe. Pick the 76ers to win, they will cover the spread and the total will go over 216. If you have never placed a bet on an NBA game, read our handicap betting guide. Other NBA Picks are on the main page.

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James is a Basketball Insiders contributor. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing at Southern New Hampshire University. James enjoys watching sports and helping gamblers win money.

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