76ers vs. Pelicans odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Dec. 30 predictions from a proven computer model

After missing 18 games with a foot injury, Philadelphia 76ers (20-13) guard Tyrese Maxey is listed as probable on Friday against the New Orleans Pelicans (22-12). The return of star players has been good for the 76ers, who got James Harden back after a 14-game absence on December 5. Since then, Philly went on a 8-2 run over its last ten games, but on Friday, they face a tough matchup on the road against the top team in the Western Conference.

Tip-off from the Smoothie King Center is set for 8:30 pm ET, where New Orleans is 15-4 this season. Philadelphia is favored by 1 point in the latest Pelicans vs. 76ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 229. Before entering any 76ers vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 33-13 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning almost $1,800. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. 76ers. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Sixers vs. Pelicans:

  • pelicans vs. 76ers spread: 76ers -1
  • pelicans vs. 76ers over/under: 229 points
  • pelicans vs. 76ers money line: New Orleans – 105, Philadelphia -115
  • pelicans vs. 76ers picks: See picks here

Featured Game | New Orleans Pelicans vs. Philadelphia 76ers

What you need to know about the Pelicans

The Pelicans escaped with a win by the narrowest of margins on Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves, 119-118. New Orleans’ Zion Williamson took the headlines in the result when he finished with a career-high 43 points to go with five assists. Two other starters turned in 20-point games, in Trey Murphy III and CJ McCollum.

During New Orleans’ current four-game winning streak, the Pelicans have averaged 121.5 points on offense and nine steals on defense. Both of those marks are up over their season-long averages, which are each top-three in the NBA. While Philadelphia is getting more of its players back after lengthy injuries, New Orleans has continued to succeed without Brandon Ingram (20.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.7 apg) for the last 15 games, who has been out with a toe injury.

What you need to know about the 76ers

The 76ers were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Tuesday as they fell 116-111 to the Washington Wizards. Center Joel Embiid put up his third-highest point total of the season, with 48 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Harden went 7-for-14 from the field and finished with 26 points and 13 assists in the losing effort.

Philadelphia could have an edge in the game with the play of its reserves. Over its last five games, the New Orleans bench has shot just 38.3% from the floor and contributed 26.6 points in 16.6 minutes per contest. Conversely, Philadelphia’s has shot 48.3% and scored 29 points in 15.2 minutes per game. If Maxey is included in the rotation, he could come into the game in a reserve role, as De’Anthony Melton has shot 48% from beyond the three point line, and averaged 11.5 points, five rebounds and 1.3 steals over his last four starts .

How to make Pelicans vs. 76ers picks

The model has simulated Pelicans vs. 76ers 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Over, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

Who wins Pelicans vs. 76ers? And which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out!

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