Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 13.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 18-29 and a road record of 5-18. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.5 as they are averaging 102.6 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. New Orleans is 4-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 12-19. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 40-8 and a home record of 26-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 91.2, good for a point differential of 13.3. San Antonio has a division record of 6-2 and a conference record of 22-4. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 22.9 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Ryan Anderson averages 17.4 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 19.8 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 16.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
New Orleans averages 102.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 24th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 51.3 rebounds per game and 25.2 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 7th with 13.5 per game. The Spurs allow 91.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 106.2 and a defensive rating of 108.8. In terms of pace they average 96 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Spurs score 106.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 113.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.7 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 111 and they have a defensive rating of 96.9. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 23% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-27-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-23-1 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-17-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-26-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/02/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
02/02/16 F Tim Duncan Knee "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio
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