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Pelicans vs. Sixers Prediction and Odds (Trust Joel Embiid to Keep Philly Rolling)

Peter Dewey
Joel Embiid and Jonas Valanciunas.
Joel Embiid and Jonas Valanciunas. / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Joel Embiid is having an insane stretch in January, as he has scored 31 or more points in 13 of his last 14 games. 

Brandon Ingram missed the New Orleans Pelicans’ win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday, and he will likely need to return for the team to beat the Philadelphia 76ers

Philly will be without Shake Milton, Danny Green and Seth Curry on Tuesday, but the Sixers are still heavily favored. 

Here are the latest odds via WynnBET:

Pelicans vs. Sixers Odds, Spread and Total


  • Pelicans +8 (-110)
  • Sixers -8 (-110)


  • Pelicans: +285
  • Sixers: -350


  • 214.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Pelicans vs. Sixers Prediction and Pick

It’s all going to depend on whether or not Ingram can suit up, but I’d still lean with the Sixers in this game. 

The Pelicans had a hard time with a Pacers team that was down Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner and Malcolm Brogdon on Monday, and they have struggled without Ingram (2-8 this season). 

Even if Ingram plays, the Sixers have been rolling as of late, ranking eighth in the NBA in offensive rating and seventh in defensive rating over the last 10 games. 

Philly has put up some head scratching performances at times this season, but I’ll trust Embiid to keep it rolling on Tuesday. 

Lean: Sixers -8 (-110)

Peter Dewey’s betting record is 100-102-2 (-11.22 units) in the NBA this season. You can find all of his picks here.