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(45-13) San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans (23-37)
Date: Friday March 03
Time: 9:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Spurs -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 206
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This game features the Spurs traveling to face the new look Pelicans.
San Antonio has won 8 of 9 while New Orleans is on a 3 game losing streak.
San Antonio won the first two games of the series while New Orleans won the last meeting.
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs continues to keep pace with Warriors, and a potentially devastating injury to Kevin Durant could be what the Spurs need to get home court advantage in the Western Conference Playoffs.
This is potentially their best chance at the #1 seed, and Kawhi Leonard is the unquestioned leader of the team. The MVP candidate was dominant against the Lakers on Sunday, scoring 25 points on 9-18 shooting.
He didn’t do much on the glass with only 3 rebounds, and surprisingly had just 1 assist. He also hit the game winner over Paul George last night in a great matchup.
The Pelicans don’t have anyone that can keep up with Leonard, so anything less than 24 points will be a surprise. He will need to get to the glass more and grab a few rebounds to make an even bigger impact on the game, as he has just 8 total rebounds in San Antonio’s last 3 contests.
As expected, Lamarcus Aldridge had a good game against Los Angeles. He finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds in only 24 minutes of an easy San Antonio victory.
Facing off against Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins will not be an easy matchup, but if anyone knows how to attack to dominant big men playing alongside each other it’s Gregg Poppovich. Aldridge should continue to put but big numbers for the Spurs.
Tony Parker had a good game against D’Angelo Russell, scoring 8 points and dishing out 9 assists in the win. He will be questionable due to a lingering quad issue, but if he suits up a good game against Jrue Holliday isn’t out of the question.
If Parker doesn’t get the nod then Patty Mills should step in without missing a beat.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is still fighting for a playoff spot with Denver, but will need to turn it around this week in order to have a shot at the #8 seed.
Anthony Davis has struggled against San Antonio this season, averaging under 16 points per game. Will LaMarcus Aldridge and company be able to slow him down with another All-NBA talent in the post?
This should be the big game Davis has expected to have against the Spurs all season, but I don’t think a 30 point, 13 rebound performance will be enough to get the win.
DeMarcus Cousins has been dominant against the Spurs this year, and should continue that strong run in this game.
He averaged 31 points and 16 rebounds in the two games against San Antonio while he was in a Kings uniform, and a 28 point performance should come easily for the big man.
Another key stat for Cousins is his ability to pick up technical fouls, as he missed the Pistons game after picking up his 18th technical.
NBA Betting Trends:
- SA are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Fri. games.
- Under is 9-3 in SA last 12 overall.
- Under is 8-3 in SA last 11 games as a favorite.
- NO are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 Fri. games.
- Home team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
- SA are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
If he gets T’d up early it could be a long day for the talented center.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Spurs ATS
The Spurs should win this one even though Davis and Cousins will continue to put up big stats.
NBA Free Score Prediction: San Antonio 111 – New Orleans 99
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