Friday, December 11, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, December 11, 2015. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.
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The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 9-11 and a road record of 5-4. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 101 points per game while giving up 104.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 5-16 and a home record of 4-6. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.8 points per game and surrendering 109.1, good for a point differential of -7.3.
John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Bradley Beal averages 19.8 points per game in 36.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.8 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 18 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Washington averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 16.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 17.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
New Orleans averages 101.8 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 21.8 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 13th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 12-8-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-14-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-11-1 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/10/15 F Drew Gooden Calf is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. New Orleans
12/10/15 F Kris Humphries Ankle "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
11/30/15 F Nene Calf out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Alan Anderson Ankle out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/10/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral "?" Friday vs. Washington
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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