Spurs at Pelicans - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Antonio Spurs (55-26) at New Orleans Pelicans (44-37)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSN
The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans play Wednesday at the Smoothie King Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look to build on their 11-game winning streak. On the season, the Spurs are averaging 103.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 16.5 points and 7.1 rebounds while Tim Duncan is averaging 13.8 points and 9.1 rebounds. Tony Parker is dishing 4.9 assists and Danny Green is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 51.1 percent in their last five games and have won 12 straight when topping 100 points. Seven of the Spurs last eight losses have come on the road. The Spurs can clinch the second seed in the West with a victory. Matt Bonner is questionable with a calf injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting and are allowing 98.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 10.2 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.6 points and 6.5 assists. Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.1 assists and Ryan Anderson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting just 43.1 percent in their last five games but have won six of their last seven games when topping 100 points. The Pelicans can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. The Pelicans have won four straight on their home court.
The Spurs are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Spurs are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans and 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
This is a playoff game for the Pelicans and possibly the biggest game for their young franchise. However, the Spurs are still playing for the second seed in the West and won't letup. I like SA to get the win and cover of the reasonable chalk.