Basketball betting fans have been New Orleans develop into a legitimate contender for the online basketball betting playoffs despite their lack of an owner and potential move to another city.
The New Orleans Hornets will host the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night with a telecast on NBA TV. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling for the side and total odds on this interconference matchup.
Philadelphia had a record of 13-20 straight up but a strong 22-10-1 with the NBA odds as they were bringing better than expected value to a board as a team with little public appeal. Sharp gamblers have been gladly accepting those bargain points with the 76ers as they play hard and competitive although they are outmanned.
Philadelphia has a respectable defense that ranked 12th for points allowed while the offense struggled and ranked 20th overall. Leading scorer Elton Brand was averaging a rather modest 14.9 points per game. Brand also led the team in rebounds with 8.8 per game. Philadelphia got the money in 7 of 10 games from December 14 through December 31. The Sixers were a strong 12-6-1 against the spread on the road.
New Orleans had a record of 20-14 straight up and was 17-16-1 with the NBA betting line. The Hornets covered the spread in 10 of their first 17 home games and went under the total 10 times in those games at home.
The Hornets were one of the top defensive teams in the NBA with a ranking of 2nd as they were allowing just 92.1 points per game. The offense was sluggish and ranked 26th in the NBA. David West was the leading scorer with 18.6 points per game while Chris Paul was averaging 10 assists per game.
Philadelphia has paid out in their last 3 basketball betting matchups with New Orleans although the Hornets have covered the spread in 5 of their last 7 home games against Philadelphia with 4 of the last 5 meetings between the teams in the Crescent City going under the total.
Philadelphia scored an 88-70 home payout over New Orleans on December 12 in the previous meeting this season between the teams as the game went under the total.