San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans in NBA odds tilt

New Orleans Pelicans San Antonio Spurs
32-40 March 29, 2014, 08:30 | AT&T Center 56-16



New Orleans travels to San Antonio on Saturday, hoping to boost its 32-40 mark with a victory over the Spurs.

San Antonio battles the Pelicans, currently with a 32-40 mark (31-35-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 41-31 for the Spurs and 38-34 for the Pelicans. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). View New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Odds and Stats.

San Antonio opened as -12.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 202.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spurs at No. 1 and the Pelicans at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 101-92 result in favor of the Spurs.

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New Orleans won its last outing, a 102-95 result against the Jazz on March 28. The Pelicans earned a push in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Tyreke Evans scored 22 points and added 15 assists for a double-double, leading New Orleans over Utah, 102-95, on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

San Antonio won its last outing, a 133-102 result against the Nuggets on March 28. The Spurs covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 235 combined points took the game OVER the total. San Antonio cruised to victory on Friday, running Denver out of the gym and running up a 133-102 score at Pepsi Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Antonio's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 105.74 PPG, against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 19 at 102.14 PPG. The Spurs field goal percentage has averaged 48.96% so far, more than the Pelicans shooters have achieved on the year, 46.01% per game.

A few Pelicans at Spurs trends to consider:
New Orleans is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
New Orleans is 8-11-4 ATS in its last 23 games
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games
San Antonio is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Monday, March 31st
San Antonio at Indiana, Monday, March 31st
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