Wizards vs. Pelicans - 2/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (22-33) at Washington Wizards (25-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -3.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSN, CSNB
The New Orleans Pelicans and Washington Wizards meet Tuesday night at the Verizon Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.1 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 5.7 assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost six of their last nine road games. Omer Asik is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Washington Wizards also need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 9.8 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 18.5 points and 3.6 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.8 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last 10 home games. Alan Anderson and Gary Neal are questionable.
The Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Washington and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
We have two of the most inconsistent teams in the league. Yay. Davis is coming off his monster performance, but keep in mind the Pelicans still barely beat the Pistons. The Wizards play OK at home and the combination of Wall and Beal should be enough to get the win/cover.