Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has Washington as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.5.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 22-33 and a road record of 7-21. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. New Orleans is 4-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 14-22. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Wizards have an overall record of 25-29 and a home record of 13-16. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of -2.4. Washington has a division record of 7-5 and a conference record of 18-17. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.7 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
John Wall averages 19.9 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Bradley Beal averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 13 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Washington averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 14th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Wizards force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Wizards score 103.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 98.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -1.1 points per game. The Wizards rating on offense is 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.1. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-32-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-26-2 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 28-26-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 29-24-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/22/16 C Omer Asik Ankle injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Washington
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Washington Wizards Injuries
02/22/16 G Alan Anderson Ankle "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
02/22/16 PG Gary Neal Thigh "?" Tuesday vs. New Orleans
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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