San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 8/9/2020 NBA Spread and Picks
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San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 8/9/2020 – Two teams trying to secure the final playoff spot are set to do battle in this important matchup as the San Antonio Spurs test the New Orleans Pelicans this coming Sunday, August 9. This match will be held at the HP Field House in Kissimmee, Florida. The television rights are granted to ABC and they will be airing the games live at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Online live streaming is available for those who have an NBA League Pass subscription or at SofaScore. The New Orleans Pelicans are coming in this match as the favored team by NBA Vegas Odds to win over the San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 8/9/2020
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 8/9/2020 Betting Odds
San Antonio Spurs Betting
The San Antonio Spurs hopes of securing the final playoff spot are still alive as they defeated the Utah Jazz in their last match, 119-111. Derrick White has been playing tremendously well inside “The Bubble” and he tallied 24 points, six rebounds and four assists. Jakob Poeltl followed pursuit with a double-double of 19 points, ten rebounds and three blocks. Lonnie Walker and Rudy Gay each had 14 points for the team while DeMar DeRozan shot only 40% from the field to chip in 13 points along with five assists and two steals. Dejounte Murray is the last Spur to score double figures with 11 points and six assists.
Players to watch: D. DeRozan SF GP 66 GS 66 MIN 34.2 PTS 22 OR 0.7 DR 4.9 REB 5.5 AST 5.7 STL 1 BLK 0.3 TO 2.4 PF 2.7 AST/TO 2.3 PER 21.48
L. Aldridge PF GP 53 GS 53 MIN 33.1 PTS 18.9 OR 1.9 DR 5.5 REB 7.4 AST 2.4 STL 0.7 BLK 1.6 TO 1.4 PF 2.4 AST/TO 1.7 PER 19.84
P. Mills PG GP 66 GS 1 MIN 22.5 PTS 11.6 OR 0.3 DR 1.3 REB 1.6 AST 1.8 STL 0.8 BLK 0.1 TO 0.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 2.2 PER 14.88.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans scored a much-needed victory over the struggling Washington Wizards in their last match, 118-107. Jrue Holiday showed his veteran leadership and took charge with 28 points, six assists and two steals. Brandon Ingram had 17 points but it took him 15 shots to get that. He also had five assists, four rebounds and two triples. J.J. Redick started in this game and shot below 40% to finish the game with 15 points and two assists. Frank Jackson came off the bench with 13 points while Derick Favors tallies a double-double of 12 points and ten rebounds.
Players to Watch: B. Ingram SF GP 61 GS 61 MIN 33.9 PTS 23.9 OR 0.8 DR 5.3 REB 6.1 AST 4.2 STL 1 BLK 0.6 TO 3.1 PF 2.9 AST/TO 1.4 PER 18.96
Z. Williamson SF GP 23 GS 23 MIN 27.9 PTS 22.4 OR 2.6 DR 3.7 REB 6.2 AST 2.1 STL 0.7 BLK 0.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.7 AST/TO 0.8 PER 24.06
J. Holiday SG GP 60 GS 60 MIN 34.7 PTS 19.3 OR 1.3 DR 3.6 REB 4.8 AST 6.7 STL 1.7 BLK 0.8 TO 3 PF 2.4 AST/TO 2.2 PER 17.44.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 8/9/2020 Betting Numbers
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
San Antonio Spurs
Tyler Zeller C Knee is OUT Sunday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
Even without Zion Williamson, the San Antonio Spurs are considered the underdogs by Relentless Sportsbook against the New Orleans Pelicans. Brandon Ingram has grown to be an NBA All-Star and Jrue Holiday is an underrated guard that is the most consistent player of the team. Those two alone will be too much to handle for the Spurs.
Moneyline: The ML given to the Spurs in this game is at +130 while the Pelicans as the favored team is at -150.
ATS: Only three points between both teams across the spread for this matchup. Pelicans are at -3 while the Spurs are on the other side with +3.
TOTALs: The total given to this game is at 240 points. It will be the Spurs going over while the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 122 – 118 Pelicans