San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 1/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+3)
The San Antonio Spurs (8-8) travel to Smoothie King Center on Monday where they'll take on the New Orleans Pelicans (5-10). New Orleans opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 224.
The San Antonio Spurs faced the Dallas Mavericks and went home with a loss by a final score of 122-117 in their last contest. San Antonio walked away from the game having earned a 46.1% FG percentage (41 of 89) and knocked down 12 of their 28 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Spurs buried 23 of their 30 attempts for a percentage of 76.7%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 49 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 21 dimes in the game as well as earning 3 steals and 5 rejections. In reference to the defense, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 48.4% from the field on 45 of 93 shooting. Dallas dished out 23 dimes and had 3 steals for the matchup. On top of that, the Mavericks totaled 42 rebounds (7 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Dallas walked away from this one shooting 90.0% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 20 tries. They knocked down 14 of 39 shots from beyond the arc.
DeMar DeRozan is a guy who was a major factor in the matchup. He accumulated 29 points on 8 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 40:59 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. DeRozan finished 40.0% from the field and totaled 6 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Spurs was LaMarcus Aldridge. He grabbed 9 boards and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished shooting 61.1% from the floor in this game by going 11-of-18 (26 points). At the conclusion of this game, Aldridge played 30:21 min.
San Antonio comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-8 this year. They turn it over 10.3 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.9 fouls per game. As a unit, San Antonio is grabbing 46.2 boards per game and has tallied 397 dimes this season, which ranks 10th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are hitting 35.7% on three-point shots (176 of 493) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 110.8 points per outing (16th in the league) while hitting 44.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing 14.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 fouls. The Spurs are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.9% (226 of 308) and they concede 49.1 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 19th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 390 surrendered so far this year. They are relinquishing 38.6% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 16th in the league in PPG allowed (111.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the New Orleans Pelicans went home defeated by a final of 120-110 when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pelicans were able to pull down 32 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 42 in this game. They rejected 4 shots while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Timberwolves earned 22 fouls in this game which got the Pelicans to the charity stripe for a total of 28 shots. They were able to make 20 of those for a rate of 71.4%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, New Orleans made 10 of their 33 tries (30.3%). When the game finished, the Pelicans shot 40 for 87 from the field which had them at 46.0%. The Pelicans allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 39 of 91 tries from the field which had them shooting 42.9% for the matchup. They went 35.3% from downtown via 12 of 34 and finished the game at 30 of 37 from the charity stripe (81.1%). When it comes to attacking the glass, New Orleans allowed Minnesota to pull down 50 in total (14 on the offensive side).
Brandon Ingram ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans in the game. He made 11 of 20 in this contest for a rate of 55.0%, which had him sitting at 30 points. Ingram had 4 rebounds in his 36:40 minutes of playing time and had 2 dimes in the game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for New Orleans was Eric Bledsoe. He ended up finishing with 28 points in 34:12 mins on the court via 11 of 23 from the floor in the game. Bledsoe ended the game having shot 47.8% from the floor in addition to collecting 3 assists and 5 boards.
New Orleans has a record of 5-10 on the season. The Pelicans commit 17.9 fouls per game and they hit 71.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.6 times per game (25th in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.1 times per game. New Orleans has scored 1,623 points so far this year (108.2 per contest) and they collect 46.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Pelicans are hitting on 46.6% from the floor, which is ranked 14th in the league. The Pelicans are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.5. The New Orleans defense allows 38.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (239 of 628) and their opposition makes 80.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 26.7 dimes and 41.4 boards every game, which ranks them 28th and 2nd in the NBA. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (14th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans (-3) and under 224 points
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