Friday, January 28 2022

Through 2 Quarters

Although the New Orleans Pelicans were the underdogs at tipoff, they’ve since taken control of the game. They are way out in front at halftime with a 58-41 lead over the Washington Wizards.

New Orleans has enjoyed the tag-team combination of center Jonas Valanciunas and small forward Brandon Ingram. The former has 11 points and two assists along with six boards, while the latter has 13 points and two assists in addition to three rebounds. One thing the Pelicans have working against them is foul trouble: Jaxson Hayes, Tomas Satoransky, and Herbert Jones have all picked up some fouls.

Washington hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to eight points or fewer.

This is the least points Washington has had yet this season going into the third quarter.

Who’s Playing

New Orleans @ Washington

Current Records: New Orleans 2-12; Washington 9-3

What to Know

After a three-game homestand, the New Orleans Pelicans will be on the road. They will take on the Washington Wizards at 7 p.m. ET Monday at Capital One Arena. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

New Orleans didn’t have too much trouble with the Memphis Grizzlies at home this past Saturday as they won 112-101. Shooting guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (21 points) and small forward Brandon Ingram (19 points) were the top scorers for the Pelicans.

Meanwhile, Washington had enough points to win and then some against the Orlando Magic this past Saturday, taking their matchup 104-92. Washington’s center Montrezl Harrell did his thing and had 20 points and seven assists in addition to six rebounds.

New Orleans is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. The smart bettors have been the ones to keep their money on New Orleans’ opponents whenever they hit the road.

The wins brought New Orleans up to 2-12 and the Wizards to 9-3. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Pelicans have allowed their opponents to shoot 47.40% from the floor on average, which is the third highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. Washington’s defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 42.60%, which places them second in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.

How To Watch

  • When: Monday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Capital One Arena — Washington, District of Columbia
  • TV: Bally Sports – New Orleans
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00


The Wizards are a 4.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Wizards, as the game opened with the Wizards as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Washington have won seven out of their last 11 games against New Orleans.

  • 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 Washington

  • Bradley Beal: Out (Personal)
  • Davis Bertans: Out (Ankle)
  • Rui Hachimura: Out (Not Injury Related)
  • Thomas Bryant: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for New Orleans

  • Daulton Hommes: Out (Leg)
  • Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)



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