New Orleans Pelicans at Washington Wizards NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Capital One Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Capital One Arena to take on the Washington Wizards on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 10-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.5 as they average 119.6 points per game while giving up 117.1 per contest. The Wizards have an overall mark of 6-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 111.8 points per contest and give up 116.9, which is a point differential of -5.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-9-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-6-0 against the over/under this year
Important Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 5-11-1 against the spread this season
The Washington Wizards are 11-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/21/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is questionable Friday vs Toronto
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 26.6 points per contest while playing 37.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 20.1 points per contest in 36.2 minutes per game. He averages 9.3 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Bradley Beal scores 21.8 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. John Wall averages 21.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 7.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 119.6 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 48.2 boards per contest and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 14.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.1 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 11th in the NBA with 111.8 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.18. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.2 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 22.8. The Wizards are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Wizards give up 116.9 points per game, which ranks them 28th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 47.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.7, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. New Orleans is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Washington is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Wizards are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 114, and their offensive rating of 109 is ranked 28th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 101.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 20th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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