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San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/29/14

New Orleans Pelicans (31-40) at San Antonio Spurs (55-16)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)

The Line: San Antonio Spurs -12.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds


The San Antonio Spurs hope to tie a franchise record with their 17th straight win when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. This is the fourth and final meeting between the two teams, and the Spurs lead the series 3-0.

The Pelicans have now won five straight games, including a 102-95 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday. On the season, the Pelicans average 100.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allow 102.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting. However, during this winning streak, the Pelicans are shooting 48.7 percent from the field and holding opponents to 42.8 percent shooting. Tyreke Evans has provided a big boost for New Orleans lately, averaging 20.4 points and shooting 50.6 percent from the field in his last five contests. The New Orleans Pelicans are 32-35-4 ATS overall and 13-19-3 ATS on the road.

San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/29/14

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The Spurs extended their winning streak to 16 games with a 133-102 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday. On the season, the Spurs average 105.4 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allow 97.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. The Spurs are simply dominating their competition during their amazing run, winning 11 of those 16 games by double digits. Tim Duncan has scored 20-plus points in back-to-back games. On the season, the San Antonio Spurs are 38-33 ATS overall and 16-20 ATS at home. 

The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Spurs are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 0 days rest. The home team is 23-9 ATS in the last 32 meetings between these two teams, while the Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings against the Spurs.

I don't care what the spread is, betting against the Spurs right now is pointless. As was the case for the last Spurs game, I'll continue riding this money train until it stops paying. 

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