Washington Wizards at New Orleans Pelicans - 1/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (5-10) vs Washington Wizards (3-10)
Game Info: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -7 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 118.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 121.3 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 34.5 points and 5.5 rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 18 points and 10.6 assists. Thomas Bryant is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Wizards last 8 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 overall. The Wizards are 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings in New Orleans and 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
The Washington Wizards have been one of the worst teams in the league this season when they're actually on the court, and their COVID-19 break hasn't helped them much. The Wizards don't play defense and their offensive effort last night wasn't much better. At some point, Wizards players are likely going to start checking out. The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the more underachieving teams in the league this season, but I want nothing to do with the Wizards. It's Pelicans and the chalk or pass.