Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 9 (1/9): NBA

Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, January 9 (1/9): NBA

 

Odds

Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Wizards money line -125
Wizards spread -1.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line +105
Pelicans spread +1.5 (-110)
Over / under 228

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Washington Wizards New Orleans Pelicans
Record 17-23 24-16
Home / road record 10-7 7-11
Streak L2 L2
Points per game 112.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 113.00 112.00
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.00 41.00
Over / under record 19-20-1 23-17
 

Preview

The Washington Wizards return home to host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Capital One Arena on Monday night. These teams faced each other twice last season and they tied 1-1.  

 

Washington Wizards

The Wizards have won 5 of their last 7 games and are 10-7 at home so far this season with a 17-23 record overall ranking 3rd in the Southeast Division. The Wizards are 10-13 in Eastern Conference play. Washington ranks fourth in the NBA with 34.7 defensive rebounds per game led by Kristaps Porzingis averaging 6.9.

Kristaps Porzingis is scoring 21.9 points per game with 9.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists for the Wizards. Kuzma is averaging 22.4 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists over the past 10 games for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Wizards are 6-4, averaging 117.0 points, 45.0 rebounds, 25.1 assists, 7.0 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 50.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.8 points per game

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with an 24-16 record and are 7-11 on the road this season ranking 2nd in the Southwest Division. New Orleans ranks sixth in the Western Conference shooting 36.7% from downtown, led by Brandon Ingram shooting 46.7% from 3-point range.

CJ McCollum is averaging 20.4 points and six assists for the Pelicans. Zion Williamson is averaging 20.9 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 63.6% over the past 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 6-4, averaging 116.3 points, 47.5 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 8.6 steals and 4.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.8 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

New Orleans are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games against Washington.

New Orleans are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games against Washington.

New Orleans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.

New Orleans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington.

Washington are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games.

Washington are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington's last 20 games against New Orleans.

 

Prediction

The Wizards lost their last 2 games of their 4-game road trip but they are playing better at home with a 10-7 record but they will be again without Bradley Beal who's out for 3 games. The Pelicans have struggled without Zion as they have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road. However, the Pelicans are still the better team and are 7-4 playing without Zion this season so I'm going with them to win this game.

 

PICK: Pelicans ML (+105)

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