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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021 NBA Odds and Picks

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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4-24-2021 NBA Odds and Picks

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

When: April 24, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: Bally Sports NO | Bally Sports SW-SA
Stream: NBA League Pass

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/24/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
San Antonio Spurs +1.5 (-110) 231.5 o (-110) +100
New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 (-110) 231.5 u (-110) -120
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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

Trends

San Antonio Spurs

San Antonio are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 5 games.
San Antonio are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.
San Antonio are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against New Orleans.
Spurs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against New Orleans.
San Antonio are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
San Antonio are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of San Antonio’s last 17 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
San Antonio are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played on a Saturday.

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against San Antonio.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of New Orleans’ last 20 games at home.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against San Antonio.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 7 games this season.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Pelicans are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played in April.

Injuries

San Antonio Spurs

Rudy Gay SF Back is “?” Saturday vs New Orleans
DeMar DeRozan SG Quad missed last game, is “?” Saturday vs New Orleans
Trey Lyles PF Ankle is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

James Johnson SF Groin is “?” Saturday vs San Antonio
Steven Adams C Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs San Antonio
Josh Hart SG Thumb is out indefinitely
Nickeil Alexander-Walker SG Ankle is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
San Antonio Spurs New Orleans Pelicans
31-27-0 Against the Spread 26-33-0
27-31-0 Straight Up 39-20-0
110 Points per Game 115
111 Points Allowed per Game 115
46 Offensive FG% 48.18
78.34 Offensive FT% 73.86
35.66 Offensive 3PT% 34.86
46.54 Defensive FG% 47.15
75.64 Defensive FT% 79.18
37.42 Defensive 3PT% 38.83

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