New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 2 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 4-4. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.1 as they average 121.9 points per game while giving up 122.0 per contest. The Spurs have an overall mark of 5-2. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 114.6 points per contest and give up 113.0, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The San Antonio Spurs are 5-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/02/18 F Anthony Davis Elbow is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
11/02/18 SF Darius Miller Quad is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
11/02/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 25.2 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 13.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Nikola Mirotic averages 22.5 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 10.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
DeMar DeRozan scores 27.9 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 7.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 20.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 121.9 points per contest, which is 2nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 26.6 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 17th with 14.0 per game. The Pelicans allow 122.0 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they allow 26.8 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio is 10th in the NBA with 114.6 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.57. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.3. The Spurs are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Spurs give up 113.0 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 44.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Spurs are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 115.8, and their offensive rating of 115.7 is ranked 26th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 105.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 23rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 4th in the NBA.
San Antonio is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Spurs are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 18th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 17th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans +2
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