New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs - 11/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (9-2) at New Orleans Pelicans (1-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, KENS, FSN
The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to keep rolling after winning six straight games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 102.1 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 91.3 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 21.4 points and 7.7 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 14.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.3 assists and Tim Duncan is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs have won their last seven games by at least nine points. The Spurs are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game and are averaging just 13.6 turnovers, which is one less than league average. The Spurs last five regular season losses have come on the road. Manu Ginobili is out with a hip injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a win to climb out of a rough 1-11 hole. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 47.7 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 19 points and 3.3 assists while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17.6 points and 7.2 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 4.8 assists and Ish Smith is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans just can’t get out of their own way, and it doesn’t help when you’re allowing teams to shoot 39.4 percent from downtown. It also doesn’t help that New Orleans remains the most injured team in the NBA. Seven of the Pelicans last 10 regular season wins have come at home. Anthony Davis and Omer Asik are questionable.
The Spurs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Southwest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Spurs are 1-8 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Pelicans are a mess right now and aren't turning things around as long as key guys remain banged up. The Spurs have to be the pick here.