Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs. Spurs Lines
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(0-1) New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs (2-0)
Date: Saturday October 28
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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This Western conference matchup has a young Pelicans team facing off against perennial NBA powerhouse San Antonio.
The Spurs won 3 of 4 in last year’s regular season matchup and averaged a 5 point differential in the games.
New Orleans Pelicans
All this hype over Karl Anthony Townes is warranted, but Anthony Davis is still the best big man in the NBA. Can the Pelicans overcome Jrue Holliday’s leave of absence to start the season off hot?
Anthony Davis’ performance in the season opener was historic.
No player in NBA history has ever had a stat line of 50 points, 16 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists and 4 blocks. The performance wasn’t enough as the Pelicans still lost the game.
Starting point guard Tim Frazier continued his strong play since being acquired by the Pelicans last season. He had 15 points and 11 assists in the first game of the year.
He goes up against Tony Parker and Patty Mills, to experience guards that can play solid defense. I’m expecting 10 points and 6 assists from him in this one.
Lance Stephenson has had trouble recapturing the magic that had him regarded as one of the best 2 way players in the game during his stint in Indiana.
He was able to turn a good second half of 2015-2016 into a spot with the Pelicans. He still has the skillset to be a dominate player it’s just a matter of putting it all together.
In the opener he was 4-7 for 8 points with 3 rebounds and 3 assists. He will have problems with Khawi Leonard defending him and I expect a rough shooting night for Stephenson.
San Antonio Spurs
With Tim Duncan retiring, and Tony Parker showing his age with each game, the Spurs are Khawi Leonards team.
The reigning Defensive Player of the Year has started off red hot on offense, averaging 32 points in the first two games of the season.
I’m expecting him to continue his hot start and drop 30 points on this weaker Pelicans roster.
Lamarcus Aldridge is the next great Spurs big man, and the team should make another deep playoff run with him and Leonard leading the team. He is averaging nearly a double-double in this young season, with 21 ppg and 9.5 rpg.
He is going up against the best big man in basketball in Anthony Davis, but I do expect him to put up huge numbers against the rest of the Pelicans big men. He will his second 20 pt 10 rebound game of the season.
Tony Parker has not started this season off well. In the game against Sacramento he had only 4 points on an 0-6 shooting night (4-4 from the free throw line).
He and Patty mills have been splitting duties at point guard, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see coach Popovich limit Parker to between 15-20minutes per game in the early part of the season to save him for a long playoff run.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Pelicans are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
- Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall
- Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
- Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
- Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Antonio.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA Prediction:
San Antonio is clearly the better team, and should have no issues winning this game easily.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans ATS.
Really like the SPURS to cover BIG on Saturday.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 121 – New Orleans 109
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