Arena and City where Pelicans vs. Spurs will be playing
The Pelicans and Spurs will face off on March 21st, 2023, in an NBA game in New Orleans, LA at Smoothie King Center, and be sure to check out the picks and predictions to win with your bets.
Introduction to the Pelicans vs. Spurs betting tip and prediction
This Western Conference clash will be played on March 21st, 2023, at 19:00. The Pelicans enters as -11.5 point favorites in the contest. In the previous game between these two teams, the Pelicans were 4.5 point underdogs but lost the game to Spurs, 107-103. The over/under for the upcoming game is 233 points. In the previous meeting, the over/under was 214.5 points, and the under was victorious.
We all know how important the 3-point shot is to the game of basketball in the 2022-2023 season, so let us take a look at home these teams fare from long distances. The Pelicans are making 35.6 percent of their 3-pointers this season. The Spurs are converting on 34.8 percent of their 3-pointers. Pelicans are attempting 35 percent of its shots from behind the 3-point line. Spurs are taking 34 percent of their field goal attempts from a 3-point distance.
New Orleans Pelicans
How are the Pelicans playing this season?
The Pelicans comes into this game with a 34-37 record, and they are currently 12th in the Western Conference standings. The Pelicans are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
Did the Pelicans win their most recent game?
Yes, Pelicans defeated the Rockets, 117-107. Jalen Green scored 40 points in the victory.
Best scorer for the Pelicans
The leading scorer for the Pelicans this season is Zion Williamson, who is averaging 26 points per game.
Other Team Leaders for the Pelicans
Coming into the March 21st, 2023 contest, Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 9.7 rebounds per game. In the last match, he made 45.5 points in DraftKings and 44.4 fantasy points in FanDuel. CJ McCollum has a team-high 6 assists per game. He scored 50.5 DraftKings points and 51.7 FanDuel fantasy game points in the last game. The steals leader for the Pelicans is Josh Richardson (1.9 steals per game). He has 12 DraftKings fantasy points and 11.4 FanDuel fantasy points for the last game. In terms of swatting shots, Zion Williamson is leading the way for the Pelicans with 0.6 blocks per game
Pelicans Team Analysis
The Pelicans’ point differential this season is 0.5 points per game, which ranks 15th in the NBA. They are averaging 113.9 points per game while allowing 113.4 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Pelicans are making 10.9 shots per game, which ranks 23rd in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Pelicans are making 19.3 per game, which ranks 10th in the NBA.
Projected Pelicans Starting Lineup and Injuries
The Pelicans plan on having these starting five for the game: Jonas Valanciunas, Herbert Jones, Brandon Ingram, Trey Murphy and CJ McCollum. In their last meeting against the Spurs, the Pelicans’ starting lineup consisted of Jonas Valanciunas, Jaxson Hayes, Herbert Jones, CJ McCollum and Devonte’ Graham. For the upcoming matchup, the Pelicans has the following injuries: Jose Alvarado is out (shin), E.J. Liddell is out (knee) and Zion Williamson isout (hamstring).
San Antonio Spurs
How are the Spurs playing this season?
The Spurs head this game with a 19-52 record, and they are currently 14th in the Western Conference standings. The Spurs are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
Did the Spurs win their most recent game?
Yes, Spurs defeated the Hawks, 126-118. Dejounte Murray scored 22 points in the victory.
Best scorer for the Spurs
The leading scorer for the Spurs this season is Keldon Johnson, who is averaging 21.8 points per game. Keldon Johnson also leads the team in minutes played per game with 32.8. He scored 21 points on 9-for-17 shooting in his previous regular season meeting against the Pelicans. In the last game, scored 54.5 DraftKings fantasy points and 50.9 FanDuel fantasy points.
Other Team Leaders for the Spurs
Jakob Poeltl is leading the way with 9 rebounds per game. Tre Jones is dishing out a team-high 6.3 assists per game. He has 26.5 DraftKings fantasy points and 28.4 FanDuel fantasy points scored in the last game. In terms of steals, the Spurs’ leader is Tre Jones with 1.3 steals per game. His DFS points in the last match were the following: 26.5 DraftKings fantasy points and 28.4 FanDuel fantasy points. The blocks’ leader for the Spurs is Jakob Poeltl, who is sending back 1.1 shots per game.
Spurs Team Analysis
The Spurs’ point differential this season is -9.3 points per game, which ranks 30th in the NBA. They are averaging 112.8 points per game while allowing 122.1 points per game. In terms of 3-pointers, the Spurs are making 11 shots per game, which ranks 22nd in the NBA. From the free-throw line, the Spurs are making 15.7 per game, which ranks 30th in the NBA.
Projected Spurs’ Starting Lineup and Injuries
The Spurs are starting these five players for the game: Sandro Mamukelashvili, Keita Bates-Diop, Keldon Johnson, Malaki Branham and Devonte’ Graham. In their last meeting against the Pelicans, the Spurs’ starting five were Jakob Poeltl, Keldon Johnson, Josh Richardson, Joshua Primo and Dejounte Murray.
Bet suggestions for this game
Spread betting suggestion
With the Pelicans coming into this game as -11.5 point favorites the suggestion is to bet at the Pelicans.
Money Line betting suggestion
Pelicans are a -11.5 money line favorite for the game against the Spurs, and the suggestion is to pick the Pelicans.
Over/Under betting suggestion
The over/under for the Pelicans and Spurs is 233 points, so the suggestion is to take the under.
Will there be Overtime?
The Pelicans and Spurs have combined for an impressive 11 overtime games this season, and therefore, there is value in betting if there will be overtime for this contest.
Pelicans vs Spurs betting tip: FAQs
The game will be played on March 21st, 2023.
The contest will take place at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA.
The Pelicans have a 34-37 record thus far this season, they are the 12th seed in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 19-52, they own the 14th spot in the Western Conference.
The last time that the Pelicans and Spurs played, the Spurs won, 107-103.
Pelicans are favorites by -11.5 points for the March 21st, 2023 game. In the previous meeting, the Pelicans were a 4.5 point underdog. They lost the game against Spurs, 107-103.
The over/under is 233 points for the March 21st, 2023 game. The last time the Pelicans and Spurs faced each other, the over/under was 214.5. Bettors who took the under won. The teams combined for 210 points.
The matchup on March 21st, 2023, is the game between the Pelicans and Spurs this season. This is the final regular-season matchup between the Pelicans and Spurs, so the next time they will face each other will most likely be in the next season.