Friday, November 20, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, November 20, 2015. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 9-2 and a road record of 4-2. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 91.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 1-11 and a home record of 1-4. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.3 points per game and surrendering 109.9, good for a point differential of -9.7.
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 9.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Kawhi Leonard averages 21.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 7.7 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
San Antonio averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 26.4 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.2 per game. The Spurs allow 91.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.9 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.4 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
New Orleans averages 100.2 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 48.2 rebounds per game and 21.6 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 14.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-4-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-7-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-9-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 5-6-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/19/15 G Manu Ginobili Hip expected to miss Friday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/19/15 F Anthony Davis Shoulder "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
11/19/15 C Omer Asik Illness "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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