Preview: Philadelphia At New Orleans

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Monday, January 26, 2015
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The New Orleans Pelicans are winners of three straight and have climbed two games over .500 behind a healthy Anthony Davis. The Philadelphia 76ers, who visit the Pelicans on Monday, were lucky enough to miss Davis when the teams met on Jan. 16 and ended up with a 96-81 victory. The 76ers have dropped five in a row since that win and are averaging 85 points in those games to bring their streak to 21 straight without reaching the century mark.

Philadelphia began its two-game road trip with a 101-83 loss at Memphis on Saturday while committing 24 turnovers. “Twenty-four turnovers is an enormous number,” 76ers coach Brett Brown told reporters. “Especially here, where you need to find possessions in order to put points up. When you lose that many possessions, you’re really putting yourself behind the eight ball.” Davis created a few turnovers by himself Sunday, when he recorded five steals in a 109-106 win over Dallas.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, FSN New Orleans

ABOUT THE 76ERS (8-36):
Philadelphia’s bright spot in Saturday’s loss came from rookie forward Jerami Grant, who scored a season-high 16 points. “You see the ability to catch it and get to the rim with one dribble and dunk when they guard him close at the 3-point line,” Brown told reporters. “He’s just growing a real package. Over the last few weeks, Jerami Grant’s catching people’s eyes, and he should.” Grant had eight blocks in a game last week and has knocked down multiple 3-pointer in two of the last four contests.

ABOUT THE PELICANS (23-21):
New Orleans’ winning streak coincides with Davis’ return from a toe injury, and the standout big man is averaging 26 points and 10 rebounds in those three contests. The Pelicans lost point guard Jrue Holiday to an ankle injury, but Tyreke Evans has stepped up to handle the distribution duties and is averaging 10 assists in the last two games while putting up 21.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting in the last five contests. Evans struggled to eight points on 3-of-7 shooting while turning it over seven times in the loss to the 76ers.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. Pelicans C Omer Asik is averaging 10.5 rebounds while shooting 62.5 percent from the field in the last four games.

2. 76ers F Furkan Aldemir had his second career double-digit rebound game with 11 on Saturday.

3. Davis averages 15 points and 8.7 rebounds in three career games against Philadelphia.

PREDICTION:
Pelicans 102, 76ers 91

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Philadelphia 8-36 L5 3-18 5-18 0-1 8-35 1-9 6-20
New Orleans 23-21 W3 14-5 9-16 3-2 20-19 6-4 17-11

Last Meeting

Philadelphia New Orleans
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/16/15 NO 81 PHI 96 96 39 45.0 81 55 38.7

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHI M. Carter-Williams 22 47.4 3
NO A. Ajinca 16 66.7 4
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHI N. Noel 11 2 9
NO A. Ajinca 14 4 10
Assists Player  
PHI M. Carter-Williams 7
NO T. Evans 6
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHI T. Wroten 604 40.9 151
NO A. Davis 1080 55.7 244
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHI N. Noel 327 100 227
NO A. Davis 464 123 341
Assists Player  
PHI M. Carter-Williams 257
NO J. Holiday 283

Quickchart Matchup

Philadelphia  Off vs  New Orleans Def
89.8 Points For
99.7 Points Against
40.8 FG%
46.1 FG%
41.9 Reb
41.4 Reb
New Orleans Off vs  Philadelphia Def
100.4 Points For
102.3 Points Against
45.8 FG%
45.5 FG%
41.4 Reb
46.5 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-13.5
-110
189
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-13.5
-110
190
Sportsbook
-110
-13.5
-110
190
5Dimes.eu OFF OFF
GTBets.eu OFF OFF
Top Bet
-110
-13.5
-110
189
BetOnline.ag
-110
-13.5
-110
190
BetDSI
-110
-13.5
-110
190
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com OFF OFF
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker.eu
-110
-13.5
-110
190
Vegas Odds
Westgate
-110
-13.5
-110
190
Mirage OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Philadelphia Overall New Orleans
8-36 W/L 23-21
20-23-1 ATS 26-18-0
15-29-0 O/U 22-22-0
89.8 Pts For 100.4
102.3 Pts Against 99.7
Philadelphia A/H New Orleans
5-18 W/L 14-5
8-14-1 ATS 13-6-0
7-16-0 O/U 12-7-0
85.3 Pts For 106.3
101.2 Pts Against 99.6