Pelicans vs. Spurs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Pelicans vs. Spurs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 21, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against Tre Jones and the San Antonio Spurs (19-52), who are a 13-point underdog when they hit the court against CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (34-37) on March 21, 2023. The game’s over/under is 231.

Pelicans vs. Spurs Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -837
  • Spurs odds to win: +579
  • Spread: Pelicans (-13)
  • Total: 231

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: BSNO and BSSW

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Spurs?

Pelicans and Spurs Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 13 points or more, the Spurs have a 4-2 record against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 4.3 fewer points per game, 226.7, than this game’s total of 231 points.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 235.5 points per game, 4.5 more than the point total for this game.

The average point total in Pelicans games this season is 3.7 fewer points than the total of 231 in this matchup.

The average total for San Antonio’s games this season is 3.9 more points than the point total of 231 in this outing.

New Orleans is 32-38-1 ATS this season.

The Spurs have gone 30-41-0 ATS this year.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans have a +38 scoring differential, putting up 113.9 points per game (16th in the league) and giving up 113.4 (15th in the NBA).

The Pelicans are 15th in the league at 43.4 rebounds per game. That’s 1.1 more than the 42.3 their opponents average.

New Orleans knocks down 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd in the league), 1.3 fewer than its opponents (12.2). It is shooting 35.6% from deep (19th in the NBA) while allowing opponents to shoot 34%.

The Pelicans rank 21st in the NBA with 111.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and ninth in the league defensively with 110.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Pelicans have been slightly better offensively at home, where they average 114.3 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 113.5 per game. Defensively, they are much better in home games, where they surrender 110.2 points per game, versus on the road, where they let their opponents to average 116.5 per game.

Spurs Stats & Insights

The Spurs put up 112.8 points per game (22nd in league) while allowing 122.1 per outing (30th in NBA). They have a -660 scoring differential and have been outscored by 9.3 points per game.

The 43.5 rebounds per game San Antonio accumulates rank 14th in the NBA, 1.1 fewer than the 44.6 its opponents collect.

The Spurs knock down 11 three-pointers per game (22nd in the league), 1.3 fewer than their opponents.

The Spurs rank 29th in the NBA with 107.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and 30th defensively with 117.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

At home San Antonio is putting up 114.2 points per game, 3.1 more than it is averaging on the road (111.1).

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

McCollum leads active Pelicans’ players in points and assists per game, scoring 21.1 points and distributing 6 assists.

Jonas Valanciunas scores 14.2 points per game while adding 9.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Pelicans.

The Pelicans get 2.8 three-pointers per game out of McCollum.

Herbert Jones averages 1.7 steals per game, while Valanciunas swats 0.6 shots per contest.

Spurs Key Players to Watch

Tre Jones has shown out this season to lead active Spurs players in points (12.5 per game), rebounds (3.5 per game), and assists (6.3 per game).

Doug McDermott knocks down 1.9 threes per game.

Tre Jones’ 1.3 steals and Keita Bates-Diop’s 0.3 blocks per game are important to the Spurs’ defensive production.

Pelicans vs. Spurs Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Spurs (+ 13)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (231)

  • Prediction:
    Pelicans 121 – Spurs 110

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