Free NBA Hoops Pick: Spurs vs Pelicans Lines
Looking for San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans free plays? NBA betting sees the Spurs taking on the Pelicans on Thursday, March 3rd at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(50-9) San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans (23-25)
Date: Thursday March 3rd
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -8
NBA Betting Total: 207
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It’s been a typical Spurs-like season thus far in San Antonio. Quietly dominating the league yet again, the Spurs are sitting just below 10 losses in the homestretch to the playoffs.
The Pelicans have been an exciting team to watch despite an up and down season. With Anthony Davis leading the charge, New Orleans has proven anything is possible when they’re on the court.
This matchup gets the primetime nod, with TNT broadcasting the fun.
San Antonio Spurs
After splitting the first two games with New Orleans, the Spurs are ready to keep barreling towards the #2 seed in the West with a big win in the rubber match.
LaMarcus Aldridge will look to repeat his last performance against the Pelicans, going for 6 boards and 36 points.
Kawhi Leonard has been the spark plug the Spurs were looking for after being labeled as an old team with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobli in tow.
With Ginobli shelved with injury, it will be interesting to see who Gregg Popovich gives the opportunity to step up in his absence, and who rises to that occasion.
While the Pelicans aren’t a great defensive team, they can score points rapidly and will test out the stingy Spurs defense.
This is the time of year where the Spurs really buckle down and get ready for the playoffs, making or extending their impressive string of wins overall or at home.
New Orleans Pelicans
After knocking the Spurs out of the playoffs last season in the first round, the Pelicans have found themselves possibly on the bubble of making it to the postseason again.
With Anthony Davis possibly out or playing with a toe injury, things could get grim quickly for the Pelicans
They will have to rely more on the clutch play of Jrue Holiday and hope for more of the same from some of their big men.
Players like Kendrick Perkins and Ryan Anderson will especially need to step up and help out. Between the ailment to Davis and the Spurs defense, their contributions can be the difference in a game like this one.
Another name that hasn’t been mentioned a lot is Norris Cole. While his play has been less than stellar this season, there was a reason they brought him to New Orleans. And games like this are the reason.
Alvin Gentry certainly has his hands full with this one. Sitting 4 games back of the playoffs with 23 to go, the Pelicans will need to get really hot in order to stay aflota
NBA Betting Trends:
- Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest
- Spurs are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 vs. Western Conference
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Spurs are looking to continue their domination of the NBA while New Orleans is playing catch up for the 8 seed.
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Things look grim for the Pelicans as San Antonio will run away with this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 101 – New Orleans 82
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