Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 4/5/2024

The San Antonio Spurs (18-58) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (45-31) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and televised on BSNO. Both the Spurs and Pelicans will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Spurs vs Pelicans

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The Spurs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

San Antonio’s most recently played the Nuggets and lost with a final score of 110-105. Despite being behind at halftime 55-54, the Spurs picked up the win.

With an overall record of 18-58, the Spurs are hoping to put an end to their two game skid as they get ready to take on the Pelicans. At home, the Spurs have gone 10-28 while going 8-30 on the road.

San Antonio has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 40-36 against the spread. As the favorite this season, San Antonio is 5-2 vs. the spread while going 35-34 as the underdog.

The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

New Orleans’ most recently played the Magic and lost with a final score of 117-108. Turning the tide, the Pelicans picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 58-55.

As the Pelicans prepare to face the Spurs, they are looking to add to their overall record of 45-31, which is above .500. On the road, the Pelicans are 24-14 this season compared to 21-17 at home.

New Orleans has an overall ATS record of 40-35 as they come into today’s game. As the favorite this season, New Orleans is 23-23 vs. the spread while going 17-12 as the underdog.

Spurs Offense Breakdown

The Spurs come into today’s game as the 22nd ranked scoring offense at 112.1 points per game.

Heading into the game, the Spurs are 22nd in the league in scoring at 112.1 points per game. However, they have been better at home, averaging 113.5 points compared to 110.7 on the road.

San Antonio has been below the NBA scoring average in 55.3% of their games this season. They are 25th in field goal percentage at 46% and 27th in true shooting percentage.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Spurs are 16th in made threes at 12.6 per game. However, they are just 26th in three-point shooting percentage at 34%.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

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New Orleans has recorded an average of 115.1 points per game (13th) throughout 76 games games.

This season, the Pelicans have been a strong offensive team, ranking 13th in scoring at 115.1 points per game. At home, they have averaged 115.2 points per game.

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 19th in the NBA at 97.3 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 10th in the league at 48%.

One area where the Pelicans have struggled is three-point shooting. They are 26th in three-point attempts and have made just 37% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Spurs Team Defense

So far, the Spurs’ defense is ranked 25th in the league at 119.1 points per contest. San Antonio struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Nuggets, giving up 15. For the game, Denver scored 110 points in the game.

Pelicans Team Defense

At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 8th in the NBA, permitting 110.6 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Spurs And Pelicans

In today’s game, our projections have Victor Wembanyama leading the Spurs with 21 points on 8/17 shooting from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.2 points per game, along with 10.5 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Zion Williamson to be the top scorer for the Pelicans. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 58.1% and is averaging 22.8 points per contest.

Spurs vs Pelicans Trends

  • San Antonio has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 115 points per game while allowing 115. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Pelicans offense has averaged 111 points per game while allowing an average of 99. New Orleans posted an overall record of 8-2 while going 5-4-1 ATS.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Spurs have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • The last ten games that New Orleans was favored, they have an ATS mark of 4-5-1 while going 6-4 straight up.

Spurs vs Pelicans Prediction

We’re putting our money on the Pelicans to win, and have the projected score sitting at 115-103. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Pelicans at -11.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 219.5 and our model has the Spurs and Pelicans finishing with a combined 218 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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

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