New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs

NBA Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction 2/2/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (27-21) travel to face off against the San Antonio Spurs (10-38) on Friday, February 2nd. This game will be played at Frost Bank Center in San Antonio and televised on BSSW. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Spurs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Pelicans defeated the Rockets with a final score of 110-99. The Pelicans entered the game as the underdogs by +1, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 209 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 230.5.

Over their last ten games, the Pelicans are 4-6 and have an overall record of 27-21. On the road, the Pelicans are 13-11 this year compared to a 14-10 mark at home.

The Pelicans have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 27-21. The Pelicans currently have a two game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 13-12 vs. the spread as the favorite.

The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Spurs’ most recent game versus the Magic saw Devin Vassell lead the Spurs with 26 points while shooting 8/18 from the field. While Victor Wembanyama was 2nd on the team with 21 points, San Antonio fell short in the game with a final score of 108-98.

Looking to snap their two game losing streak, the Spurs come into today’s game against the Pelicans with an overall record of 10-38. In the Western Conference, the Spurs are in 15th place and are currently 5th in the Southwest division.

So far, San Antonio is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 23-25. On the road, the Spurs have an ATS record of 12-12 compared to a 11-13 record vs. the spread at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

Through 48 games games, New Orleans is averaging 116.5 points per game (13th).

This season, the Pelicans are 13th in scoring at 116.5 points per game. However, they have scored below the NBA scoring average in 47.9% of their games. In terms of pace, New Orleans is 19th in the league at 98.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 9th in the NBA at 48%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 15th in the league at 54%. From beyond the arc, New Orleans is 7th in three-point shooting at 37%.

So far, the Pelicans have made an average of 18.9 free throws per game, which is 9th in the NBA. In terms of assists, they are 11th in the league at 26.7 per game.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

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San Antonio has recorded an average of 112.6 points per game (24th) throughout 48 games games.

At 112.6 points per game, the Spurs are 24th in the NBA in scoring. However, they have been better at home, averaging 115.1 points per game.

San Antonio’s offense has been effective inside the arc, making 54% of their two-point attempts (18th). They are also 15th in three-pointers made but have struggled from deep, connecting on just 34% of their attempts (28th).

So far, the Spurs have outscored the NBA average in 45.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 4th in the league at 101.5 possessions per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 112.9 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.9% and allowing 34.4% from beyond the arc.

Spurs Team Defense

The Spurs’ defense is presently ranked 26th in the league, allowing an average of 121.1 points per contest. San Antonio’s defense is currently forcing 14.4 turnovers per game, which is 28th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 5th in blocked shots, with an average of 6 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Spurs

In today’s game, we anticipate Brandon Ingram leading the scoring for the Pelicans, contributing 22 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.5 points per game, along with 5 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Victor Wembanyama as the leading scorer for the Spurs. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 18 while also collecting 9 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 46.5% and is averaging 20.6 points per contest.

Pelicans vs Spurs Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, New Orleans has an ATS record of just 7-3. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 120 points per game.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, San Antonio has an ATS record of 3-0 while averaging 124 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Spurs have an ATS mark of just 6-4 in their last ten games. San Antonio posted a straight up mark of 2-8 in these matchups.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Pelicans vs Spurs Prediction

In this Pelicans vs. Spurs matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Spurs at +7.5. While we project the Pelicans to win 113-109, our recommendation is to bet on the Spurs for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 234.5 and given that our model is projecting 222 points between the teams, we like the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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