NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs

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The New Orleans Pelicans are looking more dangerous after their last few games and they are looking to extend their success by trying to steal a game over the Spurs at AT&T Center, tomorrow night.

The Pelicans have been terrific throughout their six-game homestand, they’ve won in four of their last five games including a dominating 128-83 against short-handed Golden State Warriors on Monday.

Brandon Ingram scored 34 points in his latest season masterpiece while Devonte Graham added 19 off the bench for good measure to help seal up this win with an authoritative performance from our stars at point guard.

“Golden State didn’t have their guys tonight,” Pelicans coach Willie Green stated.

“We just needed to play to our standards. We need to respect our opponents. We just needed to play our style. I thought we did that tonight. It’s good to get a win.”

The upcoming ballgame may look easy but as long as Coach Greg Popovich, the winningest coach in NBA history, is leading, the spurs certainly had a chance.

Pelicans vs. Spurs Odds/Game Lines

Odds Via FanDuelPelicansSpurs
Point Spread-7 (-108)+7 (-112)
Money Line-290+235
TotalO 232 (-110)U 232 (-110)
Winning at the End of Every Quarter
PelicansAny Other ResultSpurs
+142-118+780

Note: “Winning at the End of Every Quarter” bets means that the team you pick should be ahead every end the quarter. If neither team does, the bets for “Any Other Result” wins.

Odds Via DraftKingsPelicansSpurs
Point Spread-7 (-115)+7 (-105)
Money Line-275+230
TotalO 232.5 (-110)U 232.5 (-110)
Player Points
Brandon IngramO 22.5 (-115)U 22.5 (-115)
Zion WilliamsonO 24.5 (+100)O 24.5 (-130)

NBA odds may change based on recent updates. Visit online sportsbooks for a full list of betting markets.

Can the Spurs Handle the Pels?

The Spurs will have a short trip back to San Antonio after their disastrous five-game road swing in which they lost by an average margin of 23 points per game. Their closest contest was a 117-110 loss against Portland, where all of their starters are available.

The San Antonio Spurs continued their downward trajectory with a 123-92 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, despite playing without LeBron James. Down 18 at halftime and missing 11 shots in the third quarter they could not get back into this game which made them look farther away from the top.

Tomorrow, they will be handling a less experienced yet more impressive team this season. The Pels are looking great in the Western as they share the fifth spot with Blazers and Nuggets. Stopping them would need a coordinated defense from the Spurs. The Pelicans are averaging 116.9 PPG (fourth in the league) and finish games with an average of +6.2 edge (3rd). In addition, the Pels are also third in terms of field goal percentage with 48.5.

“The end of a long road trip, five games in seven nights, is always going to be difficult,” Assistant coach Brett Brow said. “We’re better than we played (Sunday). They have competed at a far greater level than they did tonight. We will respond. They’re a prideful group.”