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Wizards vs. Pelicans odds and more: Last minute thoughts before tonight’s game

Are the Wizards favorites? Barely.

Washington Wizards v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The Washington Wizards are playing the New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 7 p.m. ET in the first of a four-game homestand. Here are some last minute thoughts before the game.

The odds*

According to DraftKings, the Wizards are 1.5 point favorites against the Pelicans. Washington may be without Bradley Beal, but New Orleans is without Zion Williamson. The Wizards also have a winning record at home.

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What else is on the line for the Wizards?

Besides the odds, the Wizards are two games behind the Atlanta Hawks for the No. 10 seed and final play-in spot. This is their only significant stretch of home games so it is important for Washington to take advantage of them, since we assume the goal is a play-in spot.

I’m sure you know what my opinion is on Washington’s assumed goal, but I’ll leave it at that.

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