New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 11/23/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
The San Antonio Spurs will play the New Orleans Pelicans at AT&T Center on Wednesday.
The Pelicans took the court against the Warriors and walked away with a win by a score of 128-83 in their last game. In the matter of personal fouls, the Pelicans finished with 16 and the Warriors recorded 20 personal fouls. They converted 10 out of their 43 shots from 3-point land. Golden State finished the contest at 89.5% from the charity stripe by converting 17 of their 19 tries. Additionally, Golden State grabbed 34 rebounds (4 offensive, 30 defensive) and got 5 blocked shots. Golden State earned 17 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. In relation to defending, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 37.8% from the field on 28 of 74 shooting. They also distributed 30 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 26 turnovers and earning 15 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned a total of 50 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 15 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. New Orleans walked away from the game having earned a 53.8% FG percentage (49 out of 91) and made 15 of their 42 three-point attempts.
Jose Alvarado is one guy who came through in the matchup. He scored 10 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 16 mins played and totaled 1 board. Alvarado ended up going 57.1% from the floor and also distributed 3 dimes.
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New Orleans enters this matchup with a record of 10-7 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 116.9 pts per game (4th in basketball) on 48.5% from the field. The Pelicans are shooting 38.2% on 3-point shots (195 of 510) and 77.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 45.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 462 dimes for the season, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 14.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 32.7% on three-point shots and they are 11th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.6). The Pelicans defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 46.5% (694 of 1,493) and they concede 42.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are 17th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 428 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the Spurs went home defeated by a final of 123-92 when they faced the Lakers. When it comes to cleaning the glass, San Antonio permitted Los Angeles to snag 54 in total (5 offensive). They shot 35.3% from 3-point land by going 12 out of 34 and finished the game at 21 of 24 at the free throw line (87.5%). The Spurs allowed the Lakers to make 45 of their 85 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 52.9% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Spurs went 41 for 105 from the floor which had them shooting 39.0%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, San Antonio buried 7 out of 34 tries (20.6%). They were able to convert 3 of the free throws for a percentage of 30.0%. The Lakers committed 10 fouls for the contest which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for 10 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 10 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. The Spurs pulled down 31 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 44 in this game.
Charles Bassey ended up being a factor for the Spurs for this game. Bassey scored 8 points in his 21 minutes of playing time and tallied 5 dimes in this game. He buried 4 out of 5 in this contest for a rate of 80.0%, and had 8 rebounds.
San Antonio has a record of 6-12 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Spurs are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks 19th in the NBA. San Antonio has scored 1,981 points so far this season (110.1 per contest) and they pull in 41.9 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 28.3 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they are turning it over 16.9 times per game. The Spurs commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 72.4% from the charity stripe.
The Spurs on the defensive end are ranked 30th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 120.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 50.6% from the floor (30th in the league). The San Antonio defense allows 39.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (236 of 591) and their opposition knocks down 78.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 28.1 assists and 43.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 30th and 16th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take San Antonio
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