New Orleans Pelicans (4-4) vs San Antonio Spurs (5-2 )Date : 11/03/2018
Time : 8:30 PM ET
Location : AT&T Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs will welcome the Pelicans to AT&T Center as they are coming off a victory against the Suns while the Pelicans have dropped four games in a row after a perfect start to the season. Game tips off at 8:30 PM ET.
New Orleans Pelicans's Latest Performance :
The Pelicans really struggled to score the ball against the Trail Blazers as they have now lost four straight. It is tough for the Pels to play without their best player and starting point guard and playing the Spurs in their next game won’t be an easy one. Jrue Holiday scored 17 points with two rebounds, 10 assists in a losing effort because he didn’t have any help on the floor tonight. Nikola Mirotic will look to bounce back from a bad shooting night as he made 6-of-20 from the field for 18 points with 13 rebounds. Julius Randle scored 29 points with six rebounds playing with an injured foot so it was great to see him stepping up with Davis being out. Jahlil Okafor played 14 minutes with six points, five rebounds he will get an opportunity to play more minutes with Davis being out of the rotation for some time. The Pelicans will have to give their all although the team is not healthy.
San Antonio Spurs's Latest Performance :
The Spurs are riding a three-game winning streak as they were able to pick up wins against the Lakers, Mavericks and the Suns. The Spurs are 5-2 on the season despite losing their starting point guard at the start of the year. Coach Pops always seems to find a way to make this team gel together no matter who’s out with injury. DeRozan continues to strive under the Spurs system he made 10-of-12 from the field for 25 points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block. In three games he is averaging 29.7 points, 7.3 boards, 6.7 dimes, 2.0 steals while shooting 64 percent from the floor. Look for LaMarcus Aldridge to have an impact in this game after breaking through a shooting slump in his last game he had 24 points and shot 10-for-13 from the floor. The Spurs will look to take advantage if the Pelicans are playing without their star player Anthony Davis.
How New Orleans Pelicans & San Antonio Spurs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Spurs are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 home games.
Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
Against The Spread Selection: San Antonio Spurs
My reason for the pick :
The Spurs will continue their winning ways to pick up their fourth win in a row against the short-handed Pelicans. This game is an easy pick as the Pelicans will struggle to score throughout the game and knowing Coach Pop he will take advantage of all the mismatches he sees on the floor. The Spurs are looking a lot comfortable playing without a real point guard in their rotation it also proves how good Demar is as a passer. His ability to close out games for the Spurs has been huge this season.
Betting trends for New Orleans Pelicans:
- Pelicans are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest.
Betting trends for San Antonio Spurs:
- Spurs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference.