Through 3 Quarters
The Washington Wizards typically have all the answers at home, but the New Orleans Pelicans are posing a tough problem. Three quarters in and the Pelicans' offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating Washington 95-73 three quarters in.
Small forward Brandon Ingram (22 points) and center Jonas Valanciunas (21 points) have been the top scorers for New Orleans. One thing to keep an eye out for is Herbert Jones' foul situation as he currently sits at four.
The Wizards have been relying on shooting guard Bradley Beal, who has 23 points along with five boards, and point guard Spencer Dinwiddie, who has ten points and eight assists in addition to seven rebounds.
New Orleans' lead is the biggest they have had this year going into the fourth quarter.
Washington @ New Orleans
Current Records: Washington 11-6; New Orleans 3-16
What to Know
The New Orleans Pelicans will play host again and welcome the Washington Wizards to Smoothie King Center, where tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
It looks like New Orleans got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. On Monday, they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves at home by a decisive 110-96 margin. The Pelicans were down 89-69 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Their loss shouldn't obscure the performances of center Willy Hernangomez, who posted a double-double on 19 points and 11 boards, and small forward Josh Hart, who had 13 points and five assists along with five rebounds and three blocks. Hart had some trouble finding his footing against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, so this was a step in the right direction.
As for Washington, it looks like they got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Monday as they fell 109-103 to the Charlotte Hornets. Point guard Spencer Dinwiddie wasn't much of a difference maker for the Wizards; Dinwiddie played for 29 minutes but put up just eight points on 2-for-11 shooting.
New Orleans is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Now might not be the best time to take New Orleans against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games.
The losses put New Orleans at 3-16 and Washington at 11-6. The Pelicans are 3-12 after losses this year, Washington 3-2.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Smoothie King Center -- New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: Bally Sports - New Orleans
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.00
The Wizards are a 4.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Wizards as a 3.5-point favorite.
Washington have won eight out of their last 12 games against New Orleans.
- Nov 15, 2021 - Washington 105 vs. New Orleans 100
- Apr 16, 2021 - Washington 117 vs. New Orleans 115
- Jan 27, 2021 - New Orleans 124 vs. Washington 106
- Aug 07, 2020 - New Orleans 118 vs. Washington 107
- Nov 28, 2018 - New Orleans 125 vs. Washington 104
- Nov 24, 2018 - Washington 124 vs. New Orleans 114
- Mar 09, 2018 - Washington 116 vs. New Orleans 97
- Dec 19, 2017 - Washington 116 vs. New Orleans 106
- Feb 04, 2017 - Washington 105 vs. New Orleans 91
- Jan 29, 2017 - Washington 107 vs. New Orleans 94
- Feb 23, 2016 - Washington 109 vs. New Orleans 89
- Dec 11, 2015 - New Orleans 107 vs. Washington 105
Injury Report for New Orleans
- Devonte' Graham: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
- Daulton Hommes: Out (Leg)
- Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)
Injury Report for Washington
- Rui Hachimura: Out (Personal)
- Thomas Bryant: Out (Knee)