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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-6) Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans (3-16)
Date: Wednesday, November 24th
Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Smoothie King Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Wizards -167 | Pelicans +135 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Wizards -3.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Wednesday, November 24th finds the Washington Wizards hitting the road to start a four-game road trip beginning in New Orleans against the Pelicans.
This is the second and final meeting between the clubs in the regular season with the Wizards winning the initial game in Washington 105-100.
Washington last played Monday, losing 103-109 to the Hornets marking their third loss in four games. New Orleans last played Monday in a 96-110 loss to the Timberwolves the Pelicans second in a row and 13th in the last 15 contests.
The Wizards hold the all-time record between the clubs with 23 wins in 40 meetings versus the Pelicans. Last season, the teams played twice with the teams splitting the two matches each winning on their home courts.
Some teams find time spent on the road as a valuable opportunity to mesh and iron out system kinks. Hopefully, the Wizards are one of those clubs as they’ll play 14 of their next 18 contests away from home.
Having taken a slide recently losing three of four the Wizards will face the Pelicans, Thunder, Mavericks and Spurs on this initial four-game trip.
In the loss to the Hornets on Monday, Montrezl Harrell (24 points, 18 rebounds) and Kyle Kuzma (11 points, 13 rebounds) delivered double-doubles but Bradley Beal struggled to net 18 points (5 of 18 from field) although he added seven rebounds and nine assists.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the only other double-figure scorer.
Davis Bertans was upgraded to probable after missing the last 10 games due to an ankle injury. Thomas Bryant (knee) is questionable while Rui Hachimura (personal) remains out but is said to be nearing a return.
New Orleans Pelicans
While Zion Williamson gears up toward making his season debut the General Manager David Griffin is under scrutiny for why the franchise elected to not disclose his injury earlier than Media Day.
Griffin stated they were protecting their star’s privacy and that his comments “Williamson would return for the regular season” merely meant the star would play at some point this season. The inference was he would be ready for opening night so that comment is falling flat.
On the bright side, it appears he is working his way back, but with almost a quarter of the season in the books is there really a need to rush him back and risk any further injury?
Rather, this might be the time for the Pelicans to make hard decisions on players like Brandon Ingram, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Josh Hart, and Jaxson Hayes. Are they viewed as core pieces of the future? If not there could be a fire sale at the trade deadline.
One player who could bring in some value is Jonas Valanciunas who is a walking double-double for every team he suits up for.
Devonte Graham (foot) is questionable for this match. Williamson (foot) is our with no definitive return date. Didi Louzada has been suspended for 25 games due to violating the NBA anti-drug policy. Daulton Hommes (fibula) is out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Wizards are 7-3 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The Wizards are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 3-7 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction
The Wizards couldn’t ask for a better list of opponents as they launch into the road trip and the Pelicans should get them back in the win column.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Wizards -3.5
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