Saturday, October 29, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, October 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as -13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 0-1. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.0 as they are averaging 102.0 points per game while giving up 107.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 2-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 115.5 points per game and surrendering 97.0, good for a point differential of +18.5.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 50 points per game while playing 41 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 16 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%. E'Twaun Moore averages 10 points per game in 28 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 1 rebound per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 32.5 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 100%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
New Orleans averages 102 points per contest this season which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 16% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 42 rebounds per game and 31 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 11 per game. The Pelicans allow 107 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 69 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 18 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 25 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
San Antonio averages 115.5 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 18.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 43% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 24 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 12th with 12 per game. The Spurs allow 97 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Spurs force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 94.7 and a defensive rating of 99.3. In terms of pace they average 107.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 43%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 49% and they shoot 3 pointers on 21% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 9.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 20.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 121 and they have a defensive rating of 101.6. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 24% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 10.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 0-1-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 1-0-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 2-0-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 1-1-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 PG Jrue Holiday Personal out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/21/16 G Danny Green Quad expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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