Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/24/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Wizards (11-6) are headed to Smoothie King Center on Wednesday where they will try to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans (3-16).
The Wizards stepped onto the hardwood against the Hornets and ended up losing by a score of 109-103 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Wizards ended up finishing with 20 while the Hornets totaled 10 fouls. They also made 15 out of their 31 tries from 3-point land. Charlotte ended up going 58.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 24 tries. On top of that, Charlotte snagged 30 rebounds (6 offensive, 24 defensive) and got 6 blocked shots. Charlotte totaled 36 dimes and had 21 steals for the game. When talking about defending, Washington allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0% from the field on 40 out of 91 shooting. They also dished out 23 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 65 with 20 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Wizards converted 22 of 27 attempts for a percentage of 81.5%. Washington walked away from the game having earned a 38.7% field goal percentage (36 out of 93) and made 9 out of their 36 3-point shots.
Montrezl Harrell is one guy who was a contributor in this contest. He finished with 24 points on 10 of 13 shooting. He played for 27 mins and totaled 18 rebounds. Harrell finished 76.9% from the floor but didn't record an assist.
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Washington comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 11-6 for the season. They average 105.8 points per outing (21st in basketball) while going 45.4% from the field. The Wizards are hitting 32.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (182 of 557) and 79.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Washington is pulling in 47.1 boards per game and is sitting with 397 assists on the year, which has them ranked 21st in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.2 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Wizards have forced 12.0 turnovers per game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are currently ranked 4th in basketball in allowing assists with 370 relinquished so far this season. The Wizards defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.3% (658 of 1,521) and they concede 44.9 rebounds per game as a team. They are giving up 32.0% on three-point shots and they are 7th in the league in points per game allowed (103.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans took a loss by a score of 110-96 against the Timberwolves. The Pelicans were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 in the game. They turned it over 21 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Timberwolves committed 11 fouls in this contest which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 18 shots. They were able to convert 16 of those for a percentage of 88.9%. In terms of shots from beyond the perimeter, New Orleans knocked down 6 of 32 tries (18.8%). In all, the Pelicans went 37 out of 88 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 42.0%. The Pelicans permitted the Timberwolves to make 40 out of their 100 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.0% in this matchup. They went 22.7% from three-point range by hitting 10 out of 44 and ended up going 20 of 28 at the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, New Orleans permitted Minnesota to snag 28 in all (21 offensive).
Willy Hernangómez ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans for this contest. He made 8 of 9 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 88.9%, and added 11 rebounds. Hernangómez totaled 19 points in his 22 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes.
New Orleans has a mark of 3-16 so far this year. The Pelicans commit 19.6 personal fouls every game and they shoot 81.5% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 22.7 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they are turning it over 15.9 times per game. New Orleans has scored 1,912 points for the campaign (100.6 per contest) and they collect 46.1 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Pelicans are hitting on 42.2% from the field, which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The New Orleans defense gives up 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (237 of 651) and opponents are making 78.8% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 25.1 assists and 44.2 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 24th and 8th in the league. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 23rd in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 109.7. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.3% from the floor (24th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Washington
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