Sunday, January 29, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Washington Wizards head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Washington as 1 point favorites.
The Wizards come into this game with an overall record of 26-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 105.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 19-28. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -2.5.
John Wall comes into this game averaging 23 points per contest while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this year for the Wizards. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 10.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Bradley Beal averages 21.7 points per game in 34.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Anthony Davis averages 27.8 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 12.1 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Washington averages 106.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.5 per game. The Wizards allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.9 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.7 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.5 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Wizards have an offensive rating of 109.5 and a defensive rating of 108. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Washington turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 104.2 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 27-19-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 28-18-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-23-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-24-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Injuries
12/09/16 C Ian Mahinmi Knee out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Danuel House Wrist out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/26/17 F Anthony Davis Quad is upgraded to probable Friday vs. San Antonio
Guy's Pick: Take Washington -1
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