San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 4/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (+1.5)
Smoothie King Center is the site where and the New Orleans Pelicans (26-33) will take on the San Antonio Spurs (29-29) on Saturday. New Orleans opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The total is set at 230.5.
The San Antonio Spurs stepped onto the hardwood against the Detroit Pistons and took home the win by a score of 106-91 in their last game. San Antonio walked away from the game with a 46.3% FG percentage (37 out of 80) and converted 11 of their 24 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Spurs made 21 of 27 shots for a percentage of 77.8%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 43 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 28 assists for this game as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 12 steals. In reference to the defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to go 45.5% from the floor on 35 of 77 shooting. Detroit distributed 15 assists and had 2 steals in the game. Moreover, Detroit had 43 rebounds (9 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. Detroit shot 59.1% at the charity stripe by converting 13 of 22 tries. They also buried 8 of 22 shots from 3-point range.
Derrick White is one guy who was a factor in this game. He ended up finishing with 26 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 28:37 mins played and pulled down 7 rebounds. White finished the contest at 47.1% from the field and also dished out 8 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Spurs was Lonnie Walker. He snagged 1 rebound in 33:28 minutes on the court. He finished the contest at 46.2% from the field for the matchup by going 6-of-13 (18 points). When all was said and done, Walker accounted for 3 assists.
San Antonio heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 29-29 on the season. They turn the ball over 11.5 times per game and as a group they are committing 17.9 fouls every game. As a team, San Antonio is collecting 44.1 boards per contest and has racked up 1,428 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 18th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Spurs are connecting on 35.7% on shots from distance (602 of 1,687) and 78.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.1 points per game (21st in the league) while hitting 46.0% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Spurs are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They surrender 37.4% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 11th in the NBA in opponents points per game (110.7). The Spurs defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (777 of 1,079) and they concede 47.3 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 9th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,411 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the New Orleans Pelicans went home victorious with a score of 135-100 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Pelicans corralled 46 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 58 for this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 14 times, while recording 2 steals in the game. The Magic committed 18 personal fouls for the game which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to convert 23 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 88.5%. Concerning 3-pointers, New Orleans buried 12 of 28 attempts (42.9%). Overall, the Pelicans went 50 for 90 from the floor which had them at 55.6%. The Pelicans permitted the Magic to convert 36 of 98 tries from the floor which left them shooting 36.7% in this matchup. They went 36.1% from distance by shooting 13 out of 36 and finished the game at 15 out of 19 from the free throw line (78.9%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, New Orleans allowed Orlando to grab 40 overall (13 on the offensive side).
Brandon Ingram pitched in for the Pelicans for the contest. He converted 11 of 17 for the game giving him a rate of 64.7%, and had 3 rebounds. Ingram accumulated 29 points in his 29:02 minutes on the court and tallied 6 dimes in this matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for New Orleans was Zion Williamson. He finished with 2 dimes in his 22:42 minutes on the court, and he knocked down 9 out of 12 from the floor. Williamson walked away from this one going 75.0% from the floor while totaling 23 points and 7 boards.
New Orleans has a win-loss mark of 26-33 for the year. New Orleans has totaled 6,790 pts this season (115.1 per contest) and they average 47.0 boards per game. The Pelicans commit 17.8 fouls per game and they connect on 73.9% from the charity stripe. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pelicans are shooting 48.2% from the field, which has them ranked 7th in the NBA. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 26.2 times per contest (10th in the league) and they are turning it over 14.4 times per game. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 27th in basketball in PPG given up with 115.2. The New Orleans defense gives up 38.8% on shots from 3-point land (867 of 2,232) and their opponents are knocking down 79.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 25.9 dimes and 40.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 26th and 1st in the NBA. They are forcing 12.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.1% from the field (23rd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans (-1.5) and over 230.5 points
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