Spurs vs Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 3/21/23

New Orleans Pelicans (34-37) vs San Antonio Spurs (19-52)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -11 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.5 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 122.1 points on 50.5 percent shooting. Keldon Johnson is averaging 21.7 points and 4.9 rebounds, while Devin Vassell is averaging 18.5 points and 3.6 assists. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Tre Jones is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 113.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.2 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

The Spurs are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 road games and 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Spurs last 8 overall. The under is 8-2 in Pelicans last 10 overall. The Spurs are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

I don't want to lay big chalk with the New Orleans Pelicans as much as the next guy but backing the Spurs isn't in the cards either. The San Antonio Spurs lose as underdogs by an average of 10.1 points, and they lose on the road by an average of 13 points. The Spurs are losing on purpose at this point, and now half their roster is on the injury list. Thick number, but what's the alternative. Give me the Pelicans if forced to pick.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -11

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