Wednesday, March 30, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 27-46 and a road record of 8-28. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. New Orleans is 4-11 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 18-29. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Spurs have an overall record of 62-12 and a home record of 37-0. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 104.3 points per game and surrendering 92.6, good for a point differential of 11.7. San Antonio has a division record of 12-2 and a conference record of 39-6. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 30.4 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 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 21 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 18.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
New Orleans averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50.5 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
San Antonio averages 104.3 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 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 38% which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 24.8 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 6th with 13.2 per game. The Spurs allow 92.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 99.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 91.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -8 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 97 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 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Spurs score 106 ppg at home and they have averaged 101 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Spurs rating on offense is 110.8 and they have a defensive rating of 98.4. They get 94.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 22% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 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 31-42-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 39-32-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-31-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 32-41-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/29/16 F Alonzo Gee Quad "?" Wednesday vs. San Antonio
03/25/16 F Ryan Anderson Groin out indefinitely
03/24/16 PG Norris Cole Back out indefinitely
03/20/16 F Anthony Davis Knee out for season
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/29/16 F Kawhi Leonard Thigh missed last game, "?" Wednesday vs. New Orleans
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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