Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 1/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+7)
The New Orleans Pelicans (5-10) host the Washington Wizards (3-9) at Smoothie King Center on Wednesday. New Orleans opens this game as 7-point favorites. The O/U opens at 221.
The Washington Wizards took the court against the San Antonio Spurs and took a loss by a final of 121-101 in their last game. Washington ended with a 42.4% field goal percentage (39 out of 92) and buried 14 of their 42 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Wizards knocked down 9 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 64.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 50 with 12 of them being offensive. They also distributed 23 assists in this game in addition to having 5 steals and 5 rejections. In regard to defending, Washington let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 48 of 96 shooting. San Antonio earned 27 assists and had 11 steals for the contest. In addition, the Spurs pulled down 44 rebounds (5 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 5 blocks. San Antonio ended up shooting 90.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of 11 shots. They buried 15 of their 31 shots from distance.
Bradley Beal is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up scoring 31 points on 13 out of 29 shooting. He was on the court for 32:28 mins and snagged 7 boards. Beal ended up shooting 44.8% from the floor and totaled 4 assists. Someone else that was a contributor in this game for the Wizards was Jerome Robinson. He grabbed 5 boards and had 4 assists. He finished 40.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 6-of-15 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Robinson was on the court for 35:19 minutes.
Washington will take the court with a mark of 3-9 so far this year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 23.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Washington is grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game and has accounted for 323 assists for the year, which ranks 30th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Wizards are connecting on 38.3% on shots from 3-point land (157 of 410) and 73.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 118.8 points per game (3rd in the NBA) on 47.3% from the field. On defense, the Wizards are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 fouls. The Wizards defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 49.1% (183 of 259) and they surrender 46.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 1st in the NBA in allowing assists with 302 relinquished on the campaign. They are relinquishing 38.6% on 3-pointers while they are 30th in basketball in opponents points per game (121.3).
When they last played, the New Orleans Pelicans took a defeat with a final score of 120-110 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pelicans corralled 32 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 in this contest. They turned away 4 tries while recording 5 steals in this contest. The Timberwolves were called for 22 personal fouls for the game which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 28 tries. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 71.4%. When talking about shots from downtown, New Orleans made 10 of their 33 attempts (30.3%). Overall, the Pelicans walked away from this one shooting 40 for 87 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.0%. The Pelicans allowed the Timberwolves to convert 39 of 91 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 42.9% for the game. They went 35.3% from 3-point land by shooting 12 out of 34 and finished the game at 30 of 37 at the charity stripe (81.1%). In the matter of rebounding, New Orleans allowed Minnesota to pull down 50 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Brandon Ingram ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans in this matchup. He buried 11 of 20 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 55.0%, which earned him 30 points. Ingram grabbed 4 boards in his 36:39 minutes of time on the court and tallied 2 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for New Orleans was Eric Bledsoe. He scored 28 points in his 34:11 mins played via 11 of 23 shooting for the contest. Bledsoe walked away from this one going 47.8% from the floor as well as collecting 3 assists and 5 total rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 5-10 on the campaign. The Pelicans commit 17.9 personal fouls per contest while shooting 71.9% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.6 times per contest (25th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 16.1 times per contest. New Orleans has earned 1,623 pts for the campaign (108.2 per contest) and they grab 46.7 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pelicans are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks 14th in basketball. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.5. They have allowed 26.7 assists and 41.4 boards per contest, which ranks them 28th and 3rd in basketball. The New Orleans defense concedes 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (239 of 628) and their opposition knocks down 80.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 14.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (14th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Washington (+7)
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