Pelicans vs. Wizards Prediction

NBA Picks: Will the Pelicans cover as an underdog vs. Wizards? 2/4/17

Will the Pelicans cover as a sizable underdog when they visit the Wizards tonight at 7:00PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wizards are 7.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans after opening as an 8-point favorite. As for the total, the number currently sits at 217 after hitting the board at 216.

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The Pelicans have lost seven of their last 10 games and are 5-5 against the spread over that span. They head into tonight's game on a three-game losing streak, including a 118-98 defeat at the Pistons on Wednesday. Anthony Davis scored a team-high 31 points with 12 rebounds, four blocks, two assists and two steals.

The Wizards have won nine of 10 overall and are 9-1 against the spread during that span. They've now won six straight games, including a 116-108 victory over the Lakers as a 10.5-point home favorite. John Wall scored 33 points in the win over the Lakers, adding three rebounds, 11 assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes of work.

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OUR PREDICTION: The Pelicans have covered in five of their last seven games in Washington while the underdog is 8-3 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams. The road team has also cashed in 16 of the last 21 games between these two teams while New Orleans is 6-1 at the betting window in its last seven games coming off a loss.

 

SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +7.5

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