Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 8 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 19-31. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 106.5 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 29-20. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 107.1 points per game and surrendering 105.0, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 15.7 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 27.9 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 12.3 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Bradley Beal averages 22 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. John Wall averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 10.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
New Orleans averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.3 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Washington averages 107.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 20th with 14.4 per game. The Wizards allow 105 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 107.2. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 109.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.8. They get 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 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 24-25-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-25-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 29-20-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 30-19-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -8
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