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(36-9) San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans (18-28)
Date: Friday January 27
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Louisiana
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This game features a surging Spurs team traveling to New Orleans to face an underachieving Pelicans squad.
The Spurs are riding a 5 game winning streak while New Orleans is stumbling having lost 4 of the last 5.
The spurs have won 5 in a row in the head to head series, including 2 wins this season by an average margin of victory of 16 points.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs are coming into this one with victories over the two top teams in the East, beating Cleveland by 3 points last Saturday, and Toronto by 2 points on Tuesday night.
Kawhi Leonard has been the star of the Spurs this season, emerging as the best two way player in the NBA not named Lebron James. He did not play against Toronto due to a minor hand injury, but Leonard has been as hot as you can be shooting the ball.
He has scored 30+ points in 6 straight games, and is shooting an amazing 62% from the floor! There shouldn’t be any issues with the hand injury keeping him out of this game, and I expect his scoring streak to continue against a poor Pelicans defense.
LaMarcus Aldridge has turned it around the last 3 games. He is rebounding with more efficiency and is the low post scoring presence the Spurs need.
In these last 3 games he is averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds.
Aldridge faces Anthony Davis and it will be a great matchup on both ends of the floor, but I still expect him to continue his consistent play. Look for 16 and 11 from the talented big man.
With Pau Gasol out indefinitely, who becomes the 3rd scoring option for San Antonio? Patty Mills came off the bench to score 18 points and dish out 3 assists against the Raptors.
He should be a spark plug off the bench and use his all around game to beat the weak Pelicans perimeter defenders.
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis returned to the lineup Wednesday night after missing the game against Cleveland with a deep thigh bruise, but he was nowhere near 100%.
The All Star center scored just 8 points on 2-8 from the floor,and only grabbed 5 rebounds. It would be smart for the coaching staff to rest him if he isn’t 100%.
If Davis does play in this game I don’t expect him to hit his season averages of 28 points and 12 rebounds per game, he should have a stat line of 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks facing off against LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest of the Spurs front line.
Jrue Holiday has been streaky shooting the ball in the last couple of games, but he has scored 10+ points in 5 straight, including a season high 33 points against the Cavs on Monday night.
Holiday is also distributing the ball well and has also racked up 5 or more assists in the last 5. The Spurs point guards are not known for their defense, so look for Holiday to get 20 points and 7 assists in this one.
Tyreke Evans had 14 points and 9 assists against the Thunder on Wednesday night, but I don’t see him putting up the same numbers with Kawhi Leonard defending him most of the game.
Look for 9 points and 4 assists from the veteran swingman.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
- Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Spurs are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Friday games.
- Spurs are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Home team is 31-12 ATS in the last 43 meetings.
- Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans.
- Spurs are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Spurs will win this one going away, getting a big victory against a weaker opponent.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: San Antonio ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 111 – New Orleans 101
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