San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 1/22/2020 Betting Odds
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
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
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
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