Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/28/2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 5.5 point favorites.
The Wizards have a record of 8-12. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -4.6 as they average 113.3 points per game while giving up 117.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 10-11 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 118.2 points per game and surrender 117.6, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 6-12-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 13-6-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-11-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
11/26/18 C Dwight Howard Gluteus is doubtful Wednesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
Bradley Beal averages 22.1 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 68%.
Anthony Davis averages 27.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.8 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday averages 19.7 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 9.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 117.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the league. Washington averages 113.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 27th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 117.6 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 25.1 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game. New Orleans is 2nd in the league with 118.2 points per game this year. They are 6th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.9 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.7. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.0.
The Wizards are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 114.6 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league. Washington is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
New Orleans is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Pelicans are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.8, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -5.5
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