San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021 – The New Orleans Pelicans are trying their best to chase the last play-in tournament spot in the NBA Western Conference. That place is being occupied right now by the San Antonio Spurs and both teams are set to clash this Saturday, April 24. This game will be held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana with the tip-off starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Bally Sports NO and Bally Sports SW-SA will be covering the game on television and will be sharing the same feed to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. The New Orleans Pelicans with the home court owns a small edge in NBA lines over the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs have an even record of 29-29 and they intend to get back to the winning bracket when they face the trailing New Orleans Pelicans. They own the final play-in tournament spot at 10th place and the Golden State Warriors are just above them with an even record of 30-30. A win here will put them above the Warriors and keep the chasing Pelicans in check. This team has won three of their last four games and their most recent game was a win over the Detroit Pistons, 106-91. Derrick White had the best stat line in that match with 26 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Players to watch: D. DeRozan SF 49 GP 49 GS 33.9 MIN 21 PTS 0.7 OR 3.7 DR 4.4 REB 7.1 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 1.9 TO 2 PF 3.8 AST/TO 21.89 PER
D. Murray PG 55 GP 55 GS 31.6 MIN 15.5 PTS 0.7 OR 6.2 DR 6.9 REB 5.3 AST 1.5 STL 0.1 BLK 1.7 TO 2 PF 3.1 AST/TO 16.46 PER
D. White PG 34 GP 30 GS 29.6 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 2.9 REB 3.6 AST 0.7 STL 1 BLK 1.3 TO 2.5 PF 2.8 AST/TO 14.92 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans now hold a 26-33 record and they are the closest team to chase for the final play-in tournament spot in the NBA Western Conference. They now trail the San Antonio Spurs by 3.5 games but a win would put them in a good position to close in on the gap. This team snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Orlando Magic by 15 points, 135-100. Brandon Ingram led the team during the win with 29 points, six assists and three rebounds while Zion Williamson was not far behind with 23 points, seven boards and two assists.
Players to Watch: Z. Williamson PF 54 GP 54 GS 32.9 MIN 26.9 PTS 2.6 OR 4.6 DR 7.2 REB 3.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.88 PER
B. Ingram SF 54 GP 54 GS 34.5 MIN 24.3 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 4.9 REB 4.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 20.19 PER
L. Ball PG 45 GP 45 GS 31 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5.7 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 2.8 AST/TO 15.19 PER.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay SF Back is “?” Saturday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
James Johnson SF Groin is “?” Saturday vs San Antonio
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The four-game losing streak cannot justify how good they were and they held up against the best teams in the NBA Eastern Conference. That alone puts them as the safer bet in the sportsbook against the San Antonio Spurs.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Spurs for this game is set at +100 while the Pelicans at home is at -120.
ATS: It is just 1.5 points on the ATS for this matchup with the Spurs having the +1.5 while the Pelicans take the -1.5.
TOTALs: 231.5 points are the total for both teams to reach with the Spurs going over and the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 113, Pelicans