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Pelicans vs. Spurs Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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Odds are against the San Antonio Spurs (19-52), who are a 10-point underdog when they hit the court against the New Orleans Pelicans (34-37) on March 21, 2023. The point total for the game is 235.5.

Pelicans vs. Spurs Odds

  • Pelicans odds to win: -495
  • Spurs odds to win: +383
  • Spread: Pelicans (-10)
  • Total: 235.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • TV: BSNO and BSSW

Who Will Win Pelicans vs. Spurs?

Pelicans and Spurs Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 10-point favorites this season, the Pelicans are 2-2 against the spread.

When they have played as at least 10-point underdogs this season, the Spurs are 9-9 against the spread.

The Pelicans and the Spurs combine to average 8.8 fewer points per game than the total of 235.5 set for this matchup.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 235.5 points per game, which equals this game’s over/under of 235.5 points.

The Pelicans’ average point total in outings this season is 227.3, 8.2 points fewer than the total in this game.

The average point total for San Antonio this year is 0.6 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

New Orleans is 32-38-1 ATS this season.

So far this year, the Spurs have put together a 30-41-0 record against the spread.

Pelicans Stats & Insights

The Pelicans score 113.9 points per game (16th in the NBA) and allow 113.4 (15th in the league) for a +38 scoring differential overall.

The Pelicans come out on top in the rebound battle by an average of 1.1 boards. They are pulling down 43.4 rebounds per game (15th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 42.3 per outing.

New Orleans hits 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd in the league) at a 35.6% rate (19th in the NBA), compared to the 12.2 per outing its opponents make while shooting 34.0% from deep.

The Pelicans rank 20th in the league by averaging 111.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are ninth in the NBA, allowing 110.6 points per 100 possessions.

The Pelicans have scored at a higher rate when playing at home than on the road in the 2022-23 season (114.3 at home versus 113.5 on the road), though they have given up fewer points in home games than in road games (110.2 opponent points per home game versus 116.5 on the road).

Spurs Stats & Insights

The Spurs put up 112.8 points per game (22nd in league) while giving up 122.1 per outing (30th in NBA). They have a -660 scoring differential and have been outscored by 9.3 points per game.

San Antonio ranks 14th in the NBA at 43.5 rebounds per game. That’s 1.1 fewer than the 44.6 its opponents average.

The Spurs hit 11.0 three-pointers per game (22nd in the league), 1.3 fewer than their opponents. They are shooting 34.8% from deep (22nd in NBA) and opponents are shooting 39.2%.

The Spurs rank 29th in the NBA with 107.5 points scored per 100 possessions, and 30th defensively with 117.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.

San Antonio scores 114.2 points per game at home, and 111.1 away.

Pelicans Key Players to Watch

The Pelicans active leader in points and assists this season is CJ McCollum, who puts up 21.1 points per game to go with 6.0 assists.

Jonas Valanciunas’ averages this season are 14.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

McCollum leads active Pelicans in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Herbert Jones averages 1.7 steals per game, while Valanciunas swats 0.6 shots per contest.

Spurs Key Players to Watch

Keldon Johnson tallies 21.8 points per game. He also contributes 5.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season.

This season, Zach Collins has a statline that includes 11.2 points, 2.8 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Johnson cashes in on 2.1 treys per game.

Tre Jones’ 1.3 steals and Collins’ 0.7 blocks per game are vital to the Spurs’ defensive effort.

Pelicans vs. Spurs Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Pelicans (- 10)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (235.5)

  • Prediction:
    Pelicans 121 – Spurs 110

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