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new orleans pelicans vs san antonio spurs prediction 12/01/2023 sport preview

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction & Betting Tips 12/1/2023

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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs 12/1/2023:
  • Take the Pelicans on the moneyline
  • The Pelicans should also cover at -13
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Preview

Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Spurs versus the Pelicans? Tip off is at at 8:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on BSNO. The game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.

The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 232.5 points, and the Pelicans are favored to win at home against the Spurs. Check out BetCoco for New Orleans Pelicans – San Antonio Spurs odds

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three games between San Antonio and New Orleans, the Pelicans have dominated the series, going 3-0. This includes a convincing margin of victory of 20 points per contest. Across the last three head-to-head matchups, New Orleans is averaging 120 points compared to San Antonio at 100.

  • Across the Spurs last ten road games, the team averaged 109 points per game while allowing 124. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, New Orleans has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 109 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, San Antonio has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 0-10 straight up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 2-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

The Spurs have a below .500 record of 3-15 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Pelicans. So far, the Spurs have gone 3-10 when playing against Western Conference teams and 0-5 in non-conference contests.

San Antonio comes in with an overall ATS record of 7-11 so far this season. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 3-5, as opposed to a 4-6 record against the spread when playing at home.

The over/under record for the Spurs stands at 13-5-0 so far this season. Their played games maintain an ongoing average of 245.0 points per game, alongside an average over/under line of 230.4.

The Spurs offense is coming off a game where they scored 135 points against the Hawks. They posted a field goal percentage of 53.9% and connected on 18 threes. Victor Wembanyama is leading the team in scoring at 19.3 points per contest. Keldon Johnson has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16.9 going into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Spurs is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 124.1 points per game (28th).

In the terms of takeaways, Spurs are causing 16.2 turnovers per game, ranking 28th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 6th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.

In today’s game, the Pelicans are determined to maintain their above .500 record, currently they are 10-9 over 19 games. In their 19 games, the Pelicans have gone 7-8 against Western Conference teams and 3-1 in non-conference action.

In terms of the spread, New Orleans currently holds an ATS record of 11-8, which is above .500. New Orleans has covered the spread in six straight home games and are 8-3 ATS at home compared to 3-5 on the road.

The Pelicans have had over half of their games remain below the over/under lines, with their over/under record sitting at 8-11-0. Across the games they’ve played, the combined scoring average is 215.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 227.2.

In their latest game, New Orleans’ offense looked good, scoring 124 points against the 76ers. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.8% and made 30/34 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Brandon Ingram, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 24, while Zion Williamson also maintains a PPG average of 24 leading up to the game.

Coming into the game, the Pelicans defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 36.8% of their games. Currently, they are 16th in the NBA at 113.0 points per game allowed.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 32.5% from downtown.

According to our analysis, we anticipate the Pelicans to win this one with a projected score of 116-102.

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Tips

  • Take the Pelicans on the moneyline
  • The Pelicans should also cover at -13
  • Our NBA model projects 218 points, and we suggest taking the under

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr. – Rib – Out
  • Trey Murphy III – Knee – Questionable
  • Jose Alvarado – Ankle – Questionable
  • Matt Ryan – Calf – Doubtful

San Antonio Spurs Injury Report

  • Doug McDermott – Illness – Questionable
  • Victor Wembanyama – Hip – Questionable

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