San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 10/29/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (0-2) at San Antonio Spurs (2-0)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -13.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs square off Saturday night in a NBA game at the AT&T Center on NBATV.
The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking for a victory after an 0-2 start and losing to the Golden State Warriors on Friday. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 47.5 points and 16.5 rebounds while Tim Frazier is averaging 18 points and 10.5 assists. Lance Stephenson is the third double-digit scorer and Dante Cunningham is grabbing four rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 19.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans hope to avoid back-to-back 0-3 starts to the season.
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The San Antonio Spurs for another big victory after two wins when they take their home court for the first time. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 115.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 32.5 points and four assists while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21 points and 9.5 rebounds. Jonathon Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Manu Ginobili is dishing 3.5 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc and 88.7 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 24.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs look for a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2012-13 season.
The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Spurs are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Even though the Pelicans have little depth or talent behind Davis, they have been able to compete against two solid teams and have covered five of their last seven road games. The Spurs are still trying to find a pecking order now that Tim Duncan is gone and they haven't been the best team in terms of covering. This is just a lot of points to give and a number I'm not comfortable with. Give me New Orleans and the points, however, there are much better bets on the board for Saturday.