Embiid and the 76ers host the Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans (18-28, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (27-19, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: 76ers -8.5; over/under is 215.5
BOTTOM LINE: Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Embiid is currently third in the league scoring 28.7 points per game.
The 76ers are 10-10 on their home court. Philadelphia ranks eighth in the league allowing just 105.7 points per game while holding opponents to 45.0% shooting.
The Pelicans have gone 7-17 away from home. New Orleans is ninth in the Western Conference allowing just 109.7 points while holding opponents to 46.7% shooting.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The 76ers won 117-97 in the last matchup on Oct. 21.
TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is shooting 49.8% and averaging 28.7 points for the 76ers. Seth Curry is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Pelicans. Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 17.8 points and 12.1 rebounds over the past 10 games for New Orleans.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 7-3, averaging 110.1 points, 43.1 rebounds, 23.0 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.1 points per game.
Pelicans: 5-5, averaging 107.3 points, 42.7 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.1 points.
INJURIES: 76ers: Danny Green: out (hip), Ben Simmons: out (back), Matisse Thybulle: day to day (shoulder), Seth Curry: out (ankle), Shake Milton: out (back).
Pelicans: Brandon Ingram: out (ankle), Kira Lewis Jr.: out for season (knee), Zion Williamson: out (foot), Trey Murphy III: out (health protocols).