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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020 NBA Odds and Picks

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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1-22-2020 NBA Odds and Picks

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020 – The Spurs have won back-to-back games and just like last season, they hope to start a late streak to seal another playoff berth. They have the young and upcoming New Orleans Pelicans next who are slated to debut rookie Zion Williamson in this game on Wednesday, January 22 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. ESPN will feature the game online while NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game online. With Zion making a debut, the Spurs are suddenly the underdogs according to NBA Bracket Betting and the Pelicans will be victorious.

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020

When: January 22, 2020 9:30 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Lousiana
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass / SofaScore

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
San Antonio Spurs +4.5 (-110) 235 o (-115) +134

New Orleans Pelicans
-4.5 (-110) 235 u (-105) -148
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San Antonio Spurs Betting

The Spurs hope to start another winning streak as they need work to get up to the NBA Western Conference standings. The won against the Miami Heat and their latest was a two-point victory over the Phoneix Suns. Brian Forbes came out with a terrific game after weeks of slumping. He finished with 24 points and all of his scorings came from the three-point line with eight triples made. Derrick White came off the bench to lead the team with 25 points and seven assists and he filled up for DeMar DeRozan who shot 33% from the field. LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points. While Dejounte Murray chipped in with 10 points. The Spurs will get the first hand of seeing Williamson play and all eyes are on him when he is on the floor. Trey Lyles and Aldridge should take turns in guarding the hyped rookie.

Players to watch: D. DeRozan SF 42 GP 42 GS 34.2 MIN 22.5 PTS 0.6 OR 5 DR 5.6 REB 5.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 2.5 TO 2.9 PF 2.1 AST/TO 21.7 PER

L. Aldridge C 40 GP 40 GS 33 MIN 19.1 PTS 2 OR 5.4 DR 7.3 REB 2.4 AST 0.6 STL 1.8 BLK 1.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.7 AST/TO 20.81 PER

P. Mills PG 42 GP 1 GS 23.1 MIN 11.7 PTS 0.3 OR 1.3 DR 1.6 REB 2 AST 0.8 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 1.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 14.88 PER

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The buzz is all around as the New Orleans Pelicans are set to have their franchise cornerstone for the next decade playing his first game against the Spurs. It is coming at the right time as the team had been rolling the league well and they have become streak busters for Utah Jazz and Memphis Grizzlies. This tea showed they can win without Williamson and this time around, they are bringing a gun into a fistfight with the Spurs.

Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 39 GP 39 GS 34.7 MIN 25.6 PTS 0.9 OR 5.8 DR 6.7 REB 4.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 3 TO 2.9 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.52 PER

J. Holiday SG 35 GP 35 GS 35.5 MIN 20.1 PTS 1.3 OR 3.6 DR 4.9 REB 6.3 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 3.1 TO 2.1 PF 2 AST/TO 17.03 PER

J. Redick SG 39 GP 35 GS 28.3 MIN 15.6 PTS 0.2 OR 2.6 DR 2.8 REB 1.9 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO 1.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.44 PER

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Antonio’s last 16 games.
San Antonio are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games against New Orleans.
San Antonio are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against New Orleans.
Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on the road.
San Antonio are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Antonio’s last 9 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
San Antonio are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of New Orleans’ last 11 games.
New Orleans are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games at home.
New Orleans are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games when playing at home against San Antonio.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 10 games this season.
New Orleans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Pelicans are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
New Orleans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games played in January.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Rudy Gay SF Illness is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Hamstring is probable Wednesday vs San Antonio
Jrue Holiday PG Elbow is probable Wednesday vs San Antonio
Derrick Favors PF Back is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio
Jahlil Okafor C Back is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio
Josh Hart SG Ankle is “?” Wednesday vs San Antonio
Zion Williamson PF Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs San Antonio

Head-to-Head
San Antonio Spurs New Orleans Pelicans
16-24-2 Against the Spread 21-20-3
25-15-2 Straight Up 25-19
113 Points per Game 114
114 Points Allowed per Game 117
47.06 Offensive FG% 45.34
80.09 Offensive FT% 73.32
36.48 Offensive 3PT% 36.74
46.23 Defensive FG% 46.78
77.17 Defensive FT% 79.15
36.54 Defensive 3PT% 36.75

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

Spurs are now the underdogs in this game as seen by Sports Gambling. The presence of Zion Willamson has an effect on the odds but the question is how many minutes will he play as experts predict he will just log in 20 minutes.

Moneyline: Spurs are given the ML of +134 if they win this game on the road. Pelicans are at -148.

ATS: Pelicans are at -4.5 across the spread while the Spurs are on the other side of the fence at +4.5.

TOTALs: 235 points is the predicted total for this game with the Spurs going over and the Pelicans under.

Score Prediction: 118 – 112 Pelicans