San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Parlay 11/22/2017
Wednesday, November 22, 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 Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 101.3 points per contest while giving up 98.2 per game. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 9-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 108.7 points per contest and giving up 110.4, which is a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-8-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 22.2 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Pau Gasol comes into this game averaging 10.4 points per contest while playing 25 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jrue Holiday averages 14.5 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 36.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and 6.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Demarcus Cousins has scored 26.6 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 12.9 rebounds per contest and has 5.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 98.2 points per contest which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 21.9 assists per game which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA. San Antonio averages 101.3 points per contest this year, which is 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.06 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 46 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 27th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year. New Orleans is 9th in the NBA with 108.7 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.65. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.9 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 26. The Pelicans are 5th in turnovers per contest with 16.6.
The Spurs are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 103.3, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 26th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. San Antonio is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 7th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -2.5 and under 209 total points
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