New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs NBA Point Spread Picks 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 10 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 23-29. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.4 as they average 116.3 points per contest while giving up 114.9 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 31-22. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They total 112.6 points per contest and give up 110.1, which is a point differential of 2.5.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-27-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-24-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-21-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 31-22-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/31/19 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
01/31/19 F Julius Randle Ankle is questionable Saturday vs San Antonio
01/24/19 F Nikola Mirotic Calf is out indefinitely
01/19/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is out 1-2 weeks
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Julius Randle averages 19.9 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 9.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Rudy Gay averages 14.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 86%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 21.1 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 114.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 25.7 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. New Orleans averages 116.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 110.1 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 3rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game. San Antonio is 11th in the league with 112.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 11th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Spurs are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Pelicans are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
San Antonio is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Spurs are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 111 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -10
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