New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs - 8/9/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Antonio Spurs (30-38) at New Orleans Pelicans (30-39)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: 239 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday in NBA action at the HP Field House.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another win after splitting their last 10 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 113.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22 points and 5.5 rebounds while Patty Mills is averaging 11.6 points and 1.8 assists. Bryn Forbes is the third double-digit scorer and Dejounte Murray is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 4.2 assists while Zion Williamson is averaging 22.4 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing two assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Spurs are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Pelicans are 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Spurs last 5 overall. The under is 6-1 in Pelicans last 7 overall. The Spurs are 7-21 ATS in the last 28 meetings in New Orleans.
Not sure what the oddsmakers see in this game, but the Spurs have been head and shoulders the better team in the bubble. We've backed the Spurs in I think every game in this bubble, and they've not only cashed underdog tickets, but they're winning outright a they fight for a chance to keep their playoff streak alive. The New Orleans Pelicans have been extremely disappointing and it's hard to find them attractive when Zion isn't getting full minutes. This line is quite bizarre. Give me the free bucket with the Spurs, and I'll be looking at the ML as well.