San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 2/12/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The San Antonio Spurs (20-35) are headed to Smoothie King Center on Saturday where they will go up against the New Orleans Pelicans (22-33).
The Spurs faced the Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 105-92 in their last contest. San Antonio walked away from the contest having earned a 38.4% FG percentage (38 of 99) and buried 8 out of their 33 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Spurs made 8 of their 11 shots for a rate of 72.7%. When discussing hauling in boards, they earned 46 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 dimes for this contest as well as forcing 2 turnovers and getting 8 steals. When talking about defense, San Antonio allowed the other team to shoot 47.6% from the field on 39 out of 82 shooting. Cleveland totaled 51 dimes and had 18 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Cleveland collected 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Cleveland walked away from this one shooting 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 24 shots. They also knocked down 9 of their 21 shots from 3-point range. In regard to fouls, the Spurs finished with 17 and the Cavaliers recorded 13 fouls.
Derrick White is a player who was a major contributor in the game. White ended up shooting 46.2% from the floor and recorded 3 assists. He played for 32 minutes played and also collected 4 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 6 of 13 shooting.
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San Antonio will enter this contest with a mark of 20-35 this year. They are averaging 111.1 pts per contest (9th in the NBA) while hitting 46.4% from the field. The Spurs are connecting on 35.2% on shots from downtown (609 of 1,732) and 73.8% from the free throw line. As a team, San Antonio is pulling in 45.6 boards per contest and has earned 1,533 assists for the season, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.7 times per contest and as a group they commit 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Spurs are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.2 personal fouls. They rank 10th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,308 relinquished for the year. The Spurs defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.4% (2,327 of 5,015) and they concede 46.8 boards per game as a squad. They concede 35.4% on three-point shots while they are 23rd in the league in points per game allowed (111.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans took a loss by a final score of 112-97 when they faced the Heat. The Pelicans were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 39 in this game. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Heat earned 13 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 16 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a rate of 87.5%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, New Orleans buried 11 out of their 41 tries (26.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans ended up going 36 out of 85 from the floor which had them at 42.4%. The Pelicans permitted the Heat to knock down 39 of 81 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.1% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.3% from distance by hitting 10 of 32 and finished the contest at 24 of 28 from the free throw line (85.7%). In reference to attacking the glass, New Orleans allowed Miami to grab 32 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Jonas Valanciunas ended up having an impact for the Pelicans for the matchup. Valanciunas tallied 16 points in his 33 minutes on the court and tallied 3 dimes in the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 8 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and accounted for 9 rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss mark of 22-33 on the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Pelicans are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which is ranked 26th in the NBA. New Orleans has accumulated 5,813 points on the campaign (105.7 per game) and they average 45.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.7 times per contest (11th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 14.4 times per game. The Pelicans have committed 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they go 79.3% from the free throw line.
The New Orleans defense gives up 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc (709 of 1,942) and their opposition knocks down 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 24.2 dimes and 42.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 14th and 3rd in the league. The Pelicans on the defensive end are ranked 15th in basketball in PPG given up with 109.1. They are forcing 13.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (25th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio
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