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Pelicans Have Gone OVER in 10 Straight Games

The Washington Wizards have been having their own Mardi Gras when visiting New Orleans over the years and will look to keep the hot streak going in the Bayou State on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Pelicans are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on Tuesday.
  • The total has gone UNDER in nine of the Wizards’ last 10 games at home.
  • The Wizards are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games after losing as a favorite.

Washington has won 10 of its last 11 meetings with the Pelicans in New Orleans, and won last season’s two meetings by an average of 13.5 points. The Wizards are coming off a disappointing 106-99 setback to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday when they mustered only 16 points in the fourth quarter. Star point guard John Wall is still working his way back from injury and had 15 points and a season-best 10 boards in the tilt.

The Pelicans defense has been leaky to say the least lately, as New Orleans has allowed more than 100 points in each of its last 11 games while dropping seven in that span. The Pelicans are allowing an average of 117.6 points during that stretch and have given up 120 or more on four occasions. In the month of December, New Orleans is giving up 111.7 points per game – the second-worst mark in the Association. As a result, the Pels have gone OVER the total in 10 straight.

Washington’s defense absolutely stifled New Orleans last season, as the Wizards held the Pelicans to an average of 92.5 points in their two clashes in 2016-17.

Washington simply hasn’t been covering the spread lately. In the Wizards’ last five, they’ve gone 0-5 ATS.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 114-105 result in favor of the Wizards. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Washington Wizards Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans will try to spoil the party on Tuesday; they are 16-13-1 against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Washington Wizards are 14-16 ATS. New Orleans is 19-11 vs the betting total points scored; Washington is 9-21. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New Orleans injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at OddsShark, it's the No. 10-rated Wizards and the No. 24-rated Pelicans in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 14-ranked offense averaging 105.23 PPG, against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 29 at 111.7 PPG. The Wizards field-goal percentage has averaged 45.63% so far, less than the Pelicans shooters have achieved on the year, 49.08% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

DeMarcus Cousins went off for 29 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Denver defeated New Orleans, 117-111 at Pepsi Center.

The Wizards wasted a 27-point performance from Bradley Beal as Cleveland ran past them 106-99 on Sunday at Capitol One Arena.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans' last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans at Orlando, Friday, December 22
Washington at Brooklyn, Friday, December 22