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Wizards vs.Pelicans NBA Betting Game Odds and Picks | August 7, 2020

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting odds and preview

Following a lackluster regular season, the Wizards lack credibility. Nobody believes they belong in the NBA Playoffs. Several of their players considered opting out of the NBA Bubble. Which is indicative of their lack of optimism. New Orleans had their Bubble entry grooved. Many believe the NBA wanted to find an excuse to get the Pelicans involved. Cause by 2019 top overall draft pick Zion Williamson. NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants eyeballs on his televised games. Williamson is seen as the next dominant NBA betting draw. However, at the restart, Williamson saw limited playing time.

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Information

Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: VISA Athletic Center, Orlando, Florida
TV Coverage: ESPN

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds

Wizards +7½ (-110) 235 (-110) +250
Pelicans -7½ (-110) 235 (-110) -300
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Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans CashBet Wagering Analysis

 Although the load management of Zion Williamson remains an issue the Wizards have no online sportsbook appeal. Simply put the public wants nothing to do with Washington. The hope that Williamson playing even some will draw handle. Certainly, much more cash than the Wizards can attract. Knowing the public preference, the Pelicans will carry a full retail price. Sharps may shop the Wizards as they check Zion’s status. Live betting is likely to be a draw for lineup ebb and flow in this one. Defensively there is little to be impressed with. Undertakers may have to consider the over.

Defenseless Wizards Flood Gamblers with Red Ink

 So far, the bubble has been betting on NBA burst for the Wizards. Washington failed to cover their first three games at the restart. Bradley Beal’s shoulder injury killed whatever chance the Wizards had. To illustrate Beal averaged 30.5 points per game. Washington has covered only three of their last 10 games.

In turn, the Wizards are 24-43 straight up and 32-33-2 vs. the line. Only 28 of their games stayed under the total. NBA metrics have the Wizards sixth for scoring and 29th for points allowed.

Pelicans Pick Up Pace to Stay in Play-In Range

 Following two losses the Pelicans are coming off their first win. New Orleans has a betting on basketball record of 29-38 straight up and 34-31-2 vs. the odds. Only 31 of their games stayed under. To show the Pelicans rank fifth for scoring but 27th for points allowed. Zion Williamson scored 23 points in the 109-99 win over Memphis. New Orleans is 2.5-games out of the last playoff spot.

New Orleans was beneficiary of a desperate NBA. Commissioner Adam Silver wanted the Pelicans in the bubble. However, it became a “be careful for what you wish for” scenario. New Orleans initial lack of effort was a slap in the face. Williamson showed up out of shape. He is nowhere near top form. TV ratings have not matched the hype. Fans can see its potentially a bill of goods. Likewise, this charade has been a drag on the Pelicans value. Plenty of unsuspecting bettors got sucked in. However, the win over Memphis may spark momentum.

Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans Head to Head with Spread

 Overall, the Wizards have covered 13 of their last 16 games with the Pelicans. This series went under the total in eight of its last 10 meetings.

Washington Wizards vs. New Orleans Pelicans CashBet Free Pick

On this occasion, many casual gamblers will gravitate to the Pelicans. To the masses, this tilt lacks Basketball betting choice. On the other hand, many sharps will see a profound opportunity. New Orleans is still overwhelmingly public. Zion Williamson may finally be ready to emerge. His brand and cache transform that fact with squares. Washington adds the element of being the ultimate contrarian bet. Oddsmakers realize that they must sweeten the pot on the Wizards. More emphatically Washington will get a better price than what is warranted. New Orleans is nowhere near reliable as an overlay.

Wizards vs. Pelicans CashBet Best Bet: Washington Wizards


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