The New Orleans Pelicans’ losing streak continues to snowball as they enter Friday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a 10-game losing streak.
The New Orleans Pelicans‘ poor start has gone from bad to worse as the team has officially lost 10 games in a row, which is now the longest active losing streak in the league after the New York Knicks got back in the win column.
It does not appear as if the Pelicans’ losing streak is going to end at 10 games, either, as the team is taking on the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday. The 19-7 76ers are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and are not necessarily an easy team to beat on the road.
It is not like the Pelicans have been giving us any reason to believe, either, as the team has been getting blown out by the elite teams in the league. New Orleans is coming off of a 15-point loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, which is there third 15-point loss in the last five games.
Things could not be any different for the 76ers, who have won their last four games and eight out of the last 10. This is reflected in the betting line, as according to the Action Network, the 76ers are eight-point favorites in the contest.
This line is likely going to jump up massively by the time of opening tip-off, as the Bucks were 13.5-point favorites against the Pelicans. The 76ers are not as good as the Bucks, but this line should probably be at least a point and a half higher.
Against the spread prediction (Record: 11-11-1): Philadelphia 76ers -8
You could probably tell which way I was leaning in this game when talking about the line being too small as based on the way that the Pelicans have been playing, it is hard for me to see this game even ending with a single-digit difference.
I also took a hard stance about halfway through this losing streak that I would pick against the Pelicans in every single game until they won; not win against the spread, win in general.
It also so happens that they have been losing against the spread as well, which has brought my record back to .500. This isn’t surprising, as the Pelicans have the second-worst record against the spread this season.
It doesn’t even matter if Al Horford, who didn’t play on Thursday, plays in this game. The 76ers will win by double-digits and I will get over .500 for the first time this season.