San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans - 1/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (5-10) vs San Antonio Spurs (9-8)
Game Info: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. LeMarcus Aldridge is the third double-digit scorer and Keldon Johnson is dishing 2.3 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing eight of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Spurs last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 overall. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are a team we've backed a lot this season, especially in the underdog role, but now they're on the end of a back to back, which isn't good for a defense that's had issues this season. The New Orleans Pelicans are better than what their record suggests and it's only a matter of time before they turn things around. This could be one of those spots. I'll lay the small chalk with the Pelicans at home.