On Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Washington Wizards in an Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference tilt. The New Orleans Pelicans are making their way up the Western Conference standings following a win Sunday which featured 59 points and 20 rebounds from Anthony Davis. New Orleans is 22-33, which is 11th in the West. The Pelicans are trailing Utah, and Sacramento, with the Rockets holding the 8th seed. For Washington, they are also making a run at the postseason. The Wizards are 10th in the East. At 25-29, the Wizards are a game behind 9th seeded Detroit, but 3.5 behind the Chicago Bulls for the final spot. Be sure to check out for more odds and lines for NBA by clicking here.
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New Orleans vs Washington Odds Prediction and TV Info
When: Tuesday, February 23, 7 PM ET
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
TV: NBA TV
NBA Odds: Wizards predicted favorite by -5
Washington Wizards Led by Wall
The Washington Wizards are anchored offensively by John Wall. The point guard, who played in the All Star game is scoring just under 20 points and dishing out just shy of 10 assists per game. The Wizards are 13th in the league in points scored, with over 102 per game. Washington’s problem has been on the rebounding side, where they are dead last with just 40 per game. Washington has gotten continued solid play from Otto Porter and the guard position, to go along with Wall and Bradley Beal. Washington won 90 games during the past two regular seasons combined. They need to finish 21-7 to tie their record of a season ago.
Brow Made History and Looks to Continue
The New Orleans Pelicans have been poor on the road this season, but picked up just their 7th road win of the season on Sunday in Detroit. The Pelicans have scored 116 points per game in their last two wins. On the season, New Orleans is scoring 102.6 points per game. They need all the points they can get, as their defense is near the bottom of the league, allowing 105.3 points per game. Davis has moved his scoring average up to 24.3 points per game, and he is making nearly 51% of his shots. The Pelicans made the postseason a season ago, but need 23 wins in their last 27 games to match that win total.
Betting Pick and Prediction for the Wizards vs. Pelicans Game
This should be an interesting game. Two of the best players in the league going at it, but at different positions. The Pelicans should have the advantage inside, as they will have a tough time guarding Anthony Davis. But in the end, John Wall is going to be too much in this game. New Orleans and their poor defense will have a tough time with Wall penetrating and scoring, and kicking to Otto Porter and Bradley Beal. The way to bet this game is to take the home team.