NBA: New Orleans Pelicans - Washington Wizards
- Title : NBA: New Orleans Pelicans - Washington Wizards
Since getting back from a flare-up of COVID-19 , the Wizards have lost two games by in any event 19 points each. Presently, they will play the second round of a consecutive, which implies Russell Westbrook probably won't play. The Pelicans haven't been playing great but this should be a win for them.
Look for Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram to capitalize on the Wizards' weaknesses inside this game.
Of course I like New Orleans in this one because of the Wizards being so short-handed, and the fact that they are coming off a game last night. Depth and fatigue is going to be an issue for Washington, who will rely on Bradley Beal to create most of the scoring opportunities. But the bottom line is Washington will have to play with players who are on the lower end of the rotation, if at all. That does not bode well for the Wizards. But at least they’re playing again.
I’d be shocked if the Wizards can create the type of offense here.There are just too many holes in the lineup, and too few bodies to score consistently throughout this one. New Orleans may get a big enough lead where they can play the bottom end of their rotation
The fact that Washington looked so bad on Tuesday night, gives me no confidence in their ability to hang around with New Orleans. This play would only be a lean, but New Orleans laying the points would be my play.
|Prediction||New Orleans Pelicans -6 Line - Including Overtime|
|Start Time||03:10 : 28-Jan-21|