San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans - 4/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (26-33) vs San Antonio Spurs (29-29)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 110.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 46.5 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21 points and 4.4 rebounds while Dejounte Murray is averaging 15.5 points and 6.9 rebounds. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Keldon Johnson is dishing 1.7 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Spurs last 5 overall. The over is 39-15 in Pelicans last 54 overall. The Spurs are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, and that includes winning their last five games by an average of seven points while allowing 41.8 percent shooting from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans continue to underachieve and they win at home by an average of just 1.9 points. The Pelicans are a hard team to get behind and the Spurs have won seven of the last 10 meetings against them. Give me the free bucket.