Wizards vs Pelicans Free Pick November 28, 2018
Larry Ness Wizards vs Pelicans Free Pick
Start Time: November 28 2018, 8:05 PM
Check out Larry Ness’ Wizards vs Pelicans Free Pick November 28, 2018.
Two disappointing teams square off tonight in New Orleans, as the 8-12 Washington Wizards visit the 10-11 Pelicans. It’s a fairly quick rematch, as the Pelicans lost at Washington 124-114 on Saturday.
The Wizards have to be feeling better about themselves after winning three of their last four, including a 135-131 overtime victory over the Houston Rockets on Monday. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are looking to regroup after losing four in a row.
The Wizards got 68 points out of backcourt partners Bradley Beal (22.1) and John Wall (21.7 ) in the OT win over the Rockets. However, according to head coach Scott Brooks, Markieff Morris was the difference in the game. The power forward came off the bench to finish with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 41 minutes.
“I give Markieff (Morris) a lot of credit,” Brooks told reporters. “He’s stepped up. It’s not an easy thing to accept, but that’s what he does. He’s a team guy, he made the adjustment and he’s played well in that role. He’s playing his best basketball off the bench. He’s an important part of our team and he made a lot of big plays tonight.”
Washington was just 5-11 prior to the lineup change (3-1 since).
The Pelicans allow an average of 117.6 PPG (28th) and let the struggling Celtics shoot 49.5 percent from the floor in Monday’s 124-107 home loss on Monday. They committed eight first-quarter turnovers, fell behind by 20 points in the second quarter, and could never catch up.
New Orleans believes some of its problems on the defensive end stem from allowing teams extra possessions with turnovers on the other end of the floor. The Pelicans surrendered 32 points off 22 turnovers on Monday. The Pelicans are nothing if not streaky. New Orleans won its first four games, dropped the next six and won six of the following seven, before beginning its latest slide.
However, in this quick turnaround (from Saturday’s meeting), I will take the home team. Washington is a poor 2-7 SU & ATS on the road, allowing 122.0 PPG.
New Orleans ranks second in the NBA in scoring (118.2 PPG) and its loss to the Celtics was just the team’s second at home in 10 games this season, the first in which All-Star forward Anthony Davis (27.0 & 12.8) played.
The Pelicans are averaging 122.0 PPG at home this season and tonight, revenge works!
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