San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 4/11/2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 47-34. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 99.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 47-34. They currently are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.6 points per game and surrendering 110.6, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 42-37-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 37-44-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 45-35-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 46-35-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/17/18 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out for season
04/10/18 G Ian Clark Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Pau Gasol averages 10.1 points per game in 23.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%.
Anthony Davis averages 28.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 11 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jrue Holiday averages 18.9 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 99.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league. San Antonio averages 102.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.22 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 13.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 110.6 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.8 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. New Orleans is 4th in the league with 111.6 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.02. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.7. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Spurs are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 28th. They are 29th in the NBA in pace with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. San Antonio is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Pelicans are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 17th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -3
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