New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 18

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 18, 2022, 5:15 PM
  • The Spurs (23-36) are -3.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 237.5 points
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 at 8:30pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSSW & BSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans visit AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:30pm EDT in San Antonio.

The Spurs are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Pelicans are 33-34 against the spread, while the Spurs are 34-33 against the spread.

The Pelicans vs Spurs Over/Under is 237.5 total points for the game.


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Pelicans vs. Spurs Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
New Orleans Pelicans+3.5 -110O 237.5 -110135
San Antonio Spurs -3.5 -110U 237.5 -110-160

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 33-34 against the Spread (-4.45 Units / -5.95% ROI)
  • 28-40 against the Moneyline (-1.85 Units / -2.14% ROI)
  • 29-39 against the Over for game total points (-13.85 Units / -18.53% ROI)
  • 39-29 against the Under for game total points (+7.1 Units / 9.49% ROI)
  • Away – Positive ATS Trends
  • Away – Negative ATS Trends

Against the spread this NBA season, the Spurs have gone:

  • 34-33 against the Spread (-2.3 Units / -3.07% ROI)
  • 26-42 against the Moneyline (-9.5 Units / -10.11% ROI)
  • 32-32 against the Over for game total points (-3.2 Units / -4.28% ROI)
  • 32-32 against the Under for game total points (-3.2 Units / -4.28% ROI)
  • Home – Positive ATS Trends
  • Home – Negative ATS Trends

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New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the San Antonio Spurs

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

San Antonio Spurs: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Spurs are 21-42 (.333) when scoring fewer second chance points than their opponent since the start of the 2020-21 season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .461

The Spurs are 8-19 (.296) when allowing 15 or more second chance points this season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .468

The Spurs are 6-14 (.300) when they lose the turnover margin this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .439

The Spurs are 6-27 (.182) when losing the rebounding margin this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .298

Injury Report: Spurs vs. PelicansFriday‘s Game, Mar. 18

  • Romeo Langford (Spurs): Langford did not play in Wednesday’s (Mar. 16) game against Oklahoma City.
  • Keita Bates-Diop (Spurs): Bates-Diop did not play in Wednesday’s (Mar. 16) game against Oklahoma City.
  • Doug McDermott (Spurs): McDermott will miss the rest of the season with a Grade 3 ankle sprain, according to Jeff McDonald of The San Antonio Express-News.
  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): Ingram has a mild strain in his right hamstring and will be re-evaluated in 7-10 days, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

San Antonio Spurs Offensive Stats & Trends

The Spurs have an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,238 assists/ 567 TOs) this season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.8

The Spurs had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,759 assists/ 791 TOs) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Spurs have a 20% free throw rate (831 free throw attempts/4,200 field goal attempts) this season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 24%

The Spurs averaged 11.0 turnovers per game (791 turnovers/72 games) last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 13.2

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

San Antonio Spurs Defensive Stats & Trends

The Spurs have blocked 236 shots this season — 8th most among NBA teams

The Spurs blocked 366 shots last season — 10th most among NBA teams

The Spurs have 350 steals this season — 10th most among NBA teams

The Spurs have blocked 602 shots since the start of the 2020-21 season — 8th most among NBA teams


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