Friday, January 27, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The San Antonio Spurs head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, January 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 9 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 36-9. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 107.7 points per game while giving up 98.8 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 18-28. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.3 points per game and surrendering 106.2, good for a point differential of -2.9.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 25.5 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Spurs. He pulls down 5.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 91%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.6 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.9 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
San Antonio averages 107.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 12.9 per game. The Spurs allow 98.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.8 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.3 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 26th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 5th with 12.5 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Spurs have an offensive rating of 113.8 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.8 and they have a defensive rating of 106.7. They get 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 28-17-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 27-17-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-23-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-24-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/26/17 G Jonathon Simmons Wrist "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
01/26/17 F Kawhi Leonard Hand "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
01/26/17 PG Tony Parker Ankle doubtful Friday vs. New Orleans
01/19/17 C Pau Gasol Hand out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
01/26/17 F Anthony Davis Quad injured last game, "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio -9
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