Pelicans game tonight: Pelicans vs 76ers odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Dec. 30

Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

The New Orleans Pelicans are rolling once again, winners of four straight after a thrilling comeback victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves

It was a superstar turn for Zion Williamson, who had a career-high 43 points and made clutch plays on both ends to seal the win for the Pels.

New Orleans will take on the 76ers, who are also surging, winning 8-of-9 games behind MVP-caliber play from Joel Embiid.

This one figures to be a bruising affair in the paint, and whichever team can slow down the other’s star will have the advantage, though the Pels have been getting contributions from just about everyone in this recent stretch of wins.

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This will be a good challenge for the Pelicans, as both of these teams hope to make deep playoff runs in their respective conferences.

Can the Pels keep rolling at home? Here is everything you’ll need to know.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers: Odds and Spread, Over/Under

This is one of the more interesting lines of the season as Fanduel has the Pels as one point underdogs against the 76ers, but the money lines are set at -108 for both teams, so they are calling this a toss up with a slight edge to the 76ers for some reason.

The over/under is set at 227.5 combined points, which exactly their average for the season. Both teams have been scoring a ton of late, so I like the over in this one. The 76ers are only 6-8 on the road, but they are 9-5 against the over/under in those games.

Pelicans injury report: Brandon Ingram injury update

Brandon Ingram has once again been ruled out and we haven’t gotten an update since he suffered a slight setback and had to be reevaluated. Larry Nance Jr. is doubtful in this one and Herbert Jones is questionable, so the Pels will once again be shorthanded and looking for someone to step up.

Tyrese Maxey has been upgraded to probable for the 76ers, so they will likely be at full strength.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Philadelphia 76ers: Prediction

Zion Williamson has only faced Joel Embiid once in his career, but dropped 37 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists against the 76ers’ center in the win. I like him to do it again tonight, as Zion is playing as well as anyone in the league right now and should be able to get Embiid in foul trouble like he did to Rudy Gobert.

The Smoothie King Center is going to be rocking tonight with real crowd noise (not pumped in) and the Pels are really developing a home court advantage behind them, with a 15-4 record on their home court.

I think they will take care of business tonight in another close game.

New Orleans 118, Philadelphia 112

How to watch Pelicans vs 76ers

The game against Philly tips off at 7:30 PM CT and you can watch on Bally Sports New Orleans or listen on WRNO 99.5 FM.

How to stream Pelicans vs. 76ers

There is still a free streaming trial at FUBO.TV and if you live out of market you can stream on the NBA League Pass.

*Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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