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2021 NBA Handicapping
(29-29) San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans (26-33)
Date: Saturday, April 24th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -2
NBA Betting Total: O/U 228
On Saturday, April 24th the San Antonio Spurs tip-off versus the New Orleans Pelicans for the third and final time this season. In the first meeting on December 27th, the Pelicans won 98-95 while the Spurs took the February 27th match 117-114.
Last season, the squads played twice with the Spurs sweeping the series. The Spurs hold the all-time record having won 49 of the 68 contests.
San Antonio Spurs
While the Spurs struggle to find consistency, they’ve rediscovered their ability to win in adversity. Through April 1st, they were 2-7 on second games of back-to-back sets.
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Since then they’ve won three in a row in those scenarios (Magic, Suns, Pistons). The latter two occurring in the last seven days to help them pull ahead of the Warriors into ninth a half-game back of the Grizzlies.
In the win versus Detroit, Derrick White led the way filling up the stat sheet with 26 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and three blocks. Jakob Poeltl posted a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Three other players scored in double-figures including Lonnie Walker (18), Rudy Gay (14), and Keldon Johnson (10). The latter delivering a dunk that’ll vie for dunk of the year.
DeMar DeRozan missed the last game with a quad injury. Rudy Gay is dealing with lower back stiffness. Both are considered questionable for Saturday. Trey Lyles (ankle) is out.
New Orleans Pelicans
The four-game losing streak came to an end with the Pelicans’ victory versus the Magic. But with only 11 games remaining time is running out to make the move up into the play-in tournament.
The only glimmer of hope is this match versus the Spurs and three versus the Warriors. All four are essentially must-win games for the Pels who trail San Antonio and Warriors by 3.5 and 3 games respectively.
While many pundits expected this iteration of the team to contend this season they continue to struggle to pick up Stan Van Gundy’s defense and make the mistakes of a young club.
In the win versus the Magic, Brandon Ingram led the way with 29 points, three rebounds, and six assists.
Zion Williamson offered 23 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Willy Hernangomez (18), Eric Bledsoe (15), Steven Adams (12), and Jaxson Hayes (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Steven Adams is coping with a left ankle soreness but is probable for Saturday. James Johnson is dealing with a right adductor strain making him questionable for Saturday.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker suffered a high ankle sprain while Josh Hart underwent thumb surgery. Both are out versus the Spurs.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Spurs are 7-3 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Spurs are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games.
- The Spurs are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone under in 5 of San Antonio’s last 5 games.
Free San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction
Per above the Pels should be approaching this game as a must-win while you know Popovich will have the Spurs laser-focused on moving up to catch the Grizzlies.
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