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Pelicans-Wiz are a Red-Hot UNDER Play

Tuesday’s slate of NBA action isn’t what you’d call must-see TV, however, totals bettors will want to pay attention to the New Orleans Pelicans-Washington Wizards matchup. In the last 11 meetings between the clubs, the UNDER is a red-hot 9-2. Sportsbooks opened the tilt with a relatively high total of 213.

Shark Bites
  • The Pelicans are 3-1 ATS in their last four games when tabbed as an underdog of 4.5 or less.
  • The Wizards are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Wizards' last four games with two days off between games.

The Wizards (25-29 SU) have looked like a different team after the All-Star break, but still have plenty of work to do if they want to rebound from what was a disastrous first half of the season. John Wall and company have been particularly better at home, garnering victories in their prior three home games while shooting 49.2 percent from the field and limiting opponents to 41.9 shooting with an average of 89.7 points per game.

New Orleans (22-33 SU) sits 11th in the Western Conference and 5.5 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot and will need to make a serious run to even think about making the playoffs.

Ravaged by injuries from the start of the campaign, the Pels haven’t been able to put a consistent product on the floor but are coming off a franchise-record 59 points and 20 rebounds by Anthony Davis in Sunday’s 111-106 victory over Detroit.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the New Orleans Pelicans listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 211.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 104-101 result in favor of the Wizards today. 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 Washington Wizards currently sport a record of 25-28, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 28-24-1 ATS. The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-33 and 23-32 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 27-23-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pelicans have gone 27-27-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs New Orleans injuries news.

This game pits the Washington Wizards, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the New Orleans Pelicans, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New Orleans Pelicans rank No. 24 in the league with 42.55 per game. That compares with Washington's No. 30 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA's No. 12-ranked team at 8.63 per game, while the New Orleans Pelicans rate No. 14 with 8.53 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Anthony Davis went off for 59 points and added 20 rebounds leading New Orleans to a 111-106 win over Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Washington was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Miami and falling 114-94 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home
  • Washington is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans
  • Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Oklahoma City, Thursday, February 25th
Washington at Chicago, Wednesday, February 24th