San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/13/2022 NBA Odds and Picks
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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/13/2022 – The New Orleans Pelicans will be opening this NBA play-in tournament game against the San Antonio Spurs in their home court at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The tip-off happens at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time and the live television broadcast can be seen through ESPN. NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the game through an online live stream at the convenience of their homes. The New Orleans Pelicans are seen in NBA betting spreads as the team that will be advancing to face the Los Angeles Clippers with a win over the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/13/2022
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/13/2022 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs are the surprise team to sneak in a play-in tournament spot after the Los Angeles Lakers threw in the towel at the final stretch of the NBA season. With Greg Popovich at the helm, this is going to be a tough battle for the Pelicans having a future hall of fame coach as their opponent. Dejounte Murray needs to step up his game if the Spurs should get a shot to make it to the first round of the playoffs and he will be needing help from Keldon Johnson. Doug McDermott has been spreading the floor for the Spurs but his services will not be available due to an injury.
Players to watch: D. Murray PG 67 GP 67 GS 34.8 MIN 21.2 PTS 1.2 OR 7.2 DR 8.4 REB 9.3 AST 2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 2 PF 3.5 AST/TO 22.55 PER
K. Johnson SF 74 GP 73 GS 31.9 MIN 16.9 PTS 1.1 OR 5 DR 6.1 REB 2.1 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.23 PER
J. Poeltl C 67 GP 66 GS 29 MIN 13.5 PTS 3.9 OR 5.5 DR 9.3 REB 2.8 AST 0.7 STL 1.7 BLK 1.6 TO 3.1 PF 1.8 AST/TO 21.05 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans are also one of the wonder teams entering the play-in tournament with Zion Williamson not playing the entire year. All of that changed since CJ McCullom came to the city by the mid-season and turned things around. The team may have Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciounas for this important game and both players are not expected to be 100% healthy if they decide to play. Everything now rests on the playoff experience of McCullom who also had a rough season. The high-scoring guard is out to prove to everyone that he is not damaged goods after the career-threatening condition that he previously had.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF 55 GP 55 GS 34 MIN 22.7 PTS 0.6 OR 5.2 DR 5.8 REB 5.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 18.93 PER
J. Valanciunas C 74 GP 74 GS 30.3 MIN 17.8 PTS 3.1 OR 8.3 DR 11.4 REB 2.6 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 2.4 TO 3.3 PF 1.1 AST/TO 21.46 PER
D. Graham PG 76 GP 63 GS 28.4 MIN 11.9 PTS 0.5 OR 1.8 DR 2.3 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 1.4 TO 1.3 PF 3 AST/TO 12.19 PER.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/13/2022 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of New Orleans’ last 13 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Doug McDermott SF Ankle is out for season
New Orleans Pelicans
Jonas Valanciunas C Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The New Orleans Pelicans are looking to capitalize that this play-in game will be played in their home court and the best online sportsbook sees them carrying the edge over the San Antonio Spurs.
Moneyline:The Pelicans as the favored team at home is -200 on the ML while the Spurs are +170.
ATS:It is five points on the ATS for this matchup with the Pelicans getting the -5 while the Spurs are on the far side with +5.
TOTALs:The total pegged for both teams to reach is 229 points with the Spurs going over while the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 118 – 110, Pelicans