Spurs vs Pelicans predictions 1/22/2020 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -4.5
Smoothie King Center is the venue where Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (17-27, 5th in the Southwest Division) will play the San Antonio Spurs (19-23, 4th in the Southwest Division) on Wednesday. New Orleans opens this contest as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 235.
The Spurs cover the spread 41.5% of the time, having gone 17-24-1 ATS. New Orleans is covering 52.4% of the time, going 22-20-2 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
01/20/20 SF Rudy Gay Illness is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/20/20 PF Derrick Favors Back is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
01/20/20 C Jahlil Okafor Back is questionable Wednesday vs San Antonio
01/20/20 PF Zion Williamson Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge averages 19.1 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Lonzo Ball averages 12.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 52%. Brandon Ingram averages 25.6 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 114.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. San Antonio averages 113.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 46.1 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 117.6 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. New Orleans is 5th in the league with 114.4 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 11th in the league in rebounding with 45.9 boards per game and 8th in assists per contest with 25.5. The Pelicans are 6th in turnovers per game with 15.6.
The Spurs are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.6, and their defensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 13th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
New Orleans is 10th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 112.7, and their offensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 25th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -4.5
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