Date/Time: 11-28-2018, 20:00 EDT
Spread: New Orleans Pelicans -6
In this battle between two teams with playoff hopes for the season but sitting outside the top-8 places of their conferences so far, the Washington Wizards, looking to extend a small winning streak, are visiting the New Orleans Pelicans, who want to snap a losing streak of their own and bounce back.
Wizards are 8-12 so far in the league and are sitting in the ninth place of the Eastern Conference. They are 3-1 in their last 4 games and in their latest matchup they were victorious against Houston in overtime at home, 135-131. Pelicans are 10-11 so far in the league and are tied with 2 more squads in the eleventh place of the Western Conference. They have lost their last four games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Boston at home, 107-124.
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In their latest matchup earlier this season Washington were victorious at home by 10 points. New Orleans are 8-2 at home so far, while the Washington are 2-7 on the road. New Orleans have both a better offense with 118.2 ppg to Washington’s 113.3 ppg and a better defense, allowing 117.6 ppg to Washington’s 117.9. Pelicans also have a better accuracy both from the field, shooting with 47.6% to Washington’s 46% and from behind the arc, shooting with 35.2% to Washington’s 32.1%. New Orleans are better in assists made (26.7 to 23.8) and in rebounding (47.9 to 41.4), while Washington commit fewer turnovers (13.7 to 15). Washington have been extremely weak on the road so pick New Orleans for an easy win by more than 6 points today,
Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -6 (-111)