New Orleans Pelicans at San Antonio Spurs - 12/12/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (9-16) vs New Orleans Pelicans (8-20)
Game Info: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm (AT&T Center)
Betting Odds: San Antonio Spurs -2.5 -- Over/Under: 216.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs meet Sunday in NBA action at the A&T Center. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103.9 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.8 points and 11.9 rebounds. Nickeil Alexander-Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 108.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Dejounte Murray is averaging 18.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Keldon Johnson is averaging 14.4 points and 1.9 assists. Derrick White is the third double-digit scorer and Jakob Poeltl is dishing 2.6 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Spurs are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Pelicans last 7 overall. The over is 20-7 in Spurs last 27 home games. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in San Antonio and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing their best ball of the season right now and have a little pep in their step with a defense that's improved. The New Orleans Pelicans continue to underachieve, and they lose on the road by an average of 8.6 points. The Pelicans also just got news that Zion had a setback with his surgery, which can't make the franchise feel good. The Pels are just giving off bad vibes right now. Give me the Spurs.
Randy’s Pick San Antonio Spurs -2.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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