Wizards at Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 1/28/23
New Orleans Pelicans (26-23) vs Washington Wizards (22-26)
Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -4.5 -- Over/Under: 233 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Washington Wizards Betting Preview
The Washington Wizards are averaging 112.7 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 22.3 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 22.2 points and 3.9 assists. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer, and Monte Morris is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.3 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
Wizards vs Pelicans Trends
The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-12 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The under is 9-3 in Wizards last 12 road games. The under is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 overall. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Washington Wizards continue to be a competitive bunch, but I'm not sure if they can be trusted on the road against good teams. The New Orleans Pelicans are getting healthier with the return of Ingram, and they're at home, where they win by an average of 5.4 points. I'd need an extra bucket or two to consider the Wizards. Give me the Pelicans.