New Orleans Pelicans at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Parlay 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 15-15. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 110.8 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 16-14. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.2 points per contest and giving up 103.0, which is a point differential of 2.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 17-13-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 19-11-0 against the over/under
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 9-21-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/18/17 F Anthony Davis Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Washington
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
12/18/17 F Markieff Morris Neck is probable Tuesday vs New Orleans
12/18/17 F Otto Porter Jr. Hip is "?" Tuesday vs New Orleans
Jrue Holiday averages 18.1 points per contest in 37 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Demarcus Cousins comes into this game averaging 26.2 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Otto Porter averages 14.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.8 rebounds per game and 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Bradley Beal has scored 23.7 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game this season for the Wizards. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 3.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 111.7 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 110.8 points per contest this year, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.87 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 43 boards per contest and 26.7 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards give up 103 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 21.5 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year. Washington is 14th in the NBA with 105.2 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.2. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in the league. They are 16th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22. The Wizards are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.9.
The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. New Orleans is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league.
Washington is 27th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Wizards are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 21st. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington -1 and under 212 total points
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