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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards - 3/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

10 March 2018

Davis suffered a sprained left ankle Wednesday night against Sacramento and is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against Washington.

Davis landed badly on his ankle after stepping on Kings center Kosta Koufos.

There's no line yet due to Otto Porter and Anthony Davis being questionable with injuries.

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The 2017 Defensive Player of the Year talked up Davis after the Pelicans' latest win, saying he thinks Davis could edge out Houston Rockets superstar James Harden, runner-up for MVP in two of the last three seasons, for the award.

"I feel fine, but they'll have the team doctor look at it tomorrow and go from there", Davis said. In these games they have scored 113.7 points per 100 possessions and conceded just 105.8 points, giving them an overall net rating of 8.0, 5.0 points better than their net rating over the course of the season. They have won four times in overtime during this stretch, and their ability to get it done down the stretch may be what earns them a playoff spot. And both of those years, he's lost to historic seasons.

Davis is averaging 28.3 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.2 blocks in his sixth season in the league. Anthony Davis led both teams with 37 points in the first game, in which the Pelicans lost 116-106, unable to cover as 2.5-point underdogs. During the streak, they are averaging 124.9 points per game, the highest mark in the National Basketball Association, and they are just returning home from sweeping a four-game road trip, with wins over the Spurs, Mavs, Clippers, and Kings.

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Despite 37 points and nine rebounds from Davis, New Orleans lost 116-106 at Washington on December 19.

The second quarter did not get any better for the Kings as the Pelicans continued to stomp on the accelerator.

The Wizards head to New Orleans to take on the red-hot Pelicans. Holiday has been playing like an All-Star for an extended period, and Mirotic has been very impressive coming off the bench for Alvin Gentry.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards - 3/9/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction