Wizards vs Pelicans Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, January 9, 2023

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The Washington Wizards (17-23) host the New Orleans Pelicans (24-16) at Capital One Arena, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, January 9, 2023. The Pelicans are just 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 228.5 points.

How to bet Wizards vs. Pelicans

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Wizards as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Wizards have -124 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +104 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228.5 points.

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Wizards vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Arena: Capital One Arena

Wizards vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Wizards have played 40 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Washington has won eight, or 61.5%, of the 13 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Wizards games this year have hit the over on 20 of 40 set point totals.

The Pelicans have played 40 games, with 20 wins against the spread. New Orleans is 7-9 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 43.8% of those games). The Pelicans have hit the over 57.5% of the time this season (23 of 40 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Wizards

Wizards Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kristaps Porzingis 36 21.9 9 2.4 1 1.6 1.8
Kyle Kuzma 39 21.4 7.5 3.9 0.5 0.4 2.4
Rui Hachimura 24 13.2 4.5 1.3 0.4 0.4 1
Monte Morris 35 9.8 3.4 5.3 0.8 0.2 1.3
Corey Kispert 32 9.5 2.8 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.7

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jonas Valančiūnas 40 13.8 9.6 1.8 0.4 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 37 12.5 3.9 1.3 0.9 0.5 2.3
Herbert Jones 28 10.1 3.9 2.1 1.5 0.7 0.9
Naji Marshall 38 9.8 3.6 2.3 0.8 0.2 1.1
Jose Alvarado 39 9.2 2.4 3.1 1.2 0.1 1.4
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Wizards vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Probable (Shoulder), CJ McCollum: Out (Rest), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Brandon Ingram: Out (Toe)

What you need to know about the Washington Wizards

Washington is 21st in the NBA with 112.1 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, it ranks 14th with 113.1 points allowed per contest. In home games, the Wizards are putting up 1.1 more points per game (112.7) than they are in away games (111.6). The Wizards have been putting up 117 points per game in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 112.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

While Washington is in the bottom five in the NBA in three-pointers per game with 10.7 (fifth-worst), it ranks 20th in the league with a 34.3% three-point percentage. The Wizards have taken 63.9% two-pointers and 36.1% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 74.3% are two-pointers and 25.7% are threes.

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

On offense, New Orleans is the fourth-best squad in the league (117.1 points per game). Defensively, it is 14th (113.1 points allowed per game). At home the Pelicans are scoring 117 points per game, 0.2 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (117.2). In their previous 10 games, the Pelicans are averaging 116.3 points per contest, compared to their season average of 117.1.

New Orleans makes 11.3 3-pointers per game and shoots 36.4% from beyond the arc, ranking 21st and 12th, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 65.3% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 73.5% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.5% have been 3-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Wizards, and we expect that Pelicans will cover the spread (Wizards -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 228.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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