San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/19/2018
Monday, November 19, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, November 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 7-7. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.9 as they average 107.9 points per contest while giving up 108.8 per game. The Pelicans have an overall record of 9-7 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 118.3 points per game and surrender 116.3, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-7-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-9-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-6-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/18/18 F Davis Bertans Concussion is OUT Sunday vs Golden State
11/17/18 SF Rudy Gay Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Golden State
11/11/18 C Pau Gasol Foot is out indefinitely
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/18/18 PG Elfrid Payton Finger is out indefinitely
11/17/18 F Anthony Davis Arm is probable to return
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. DeMar DeRozan averages 25.6 points per game in 37.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jrue Holiday averages 19.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 9.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 27.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.7 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 107.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 45.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.1 per game. The Spurs allow 108.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 2nd in the league with 118.3 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 48.3 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 27.1. The Pelicans are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Pelicans surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 24.9 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans were 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game last season.
The Spurs are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 16th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 28th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 22nd. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th 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.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio +7.5
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