San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 26

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 26, 2022, 10:53 AM
  • The Pelicans (23-36) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Spurs (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 233.5 points
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 5:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSNO & BSSW

The San Antonio Spurs visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00pm EDT in New Orleans.

The Pelicans are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Spurs are 36-36 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 37-35 against the spread.

The Spurs vs Pelicans Over/Under is 233.5 total points for the game.


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Spurs vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
San Antonio Spurs+5.5 -110O 233.5 -110180
New Orleans Pelicans -5.5 -110U 233.5 -110-225

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

  • 36-36 against the Spread (-3.6 Units / -4.48% ROI)
  • 29-44 against the Moneyline (-7.55 Units / -6.95% ROI)
  • 34-35 against the Over for game total points (-4.5 Units / -5.6% ROI)
  • 35-34 against the Under for game total points (-2.4 Units / -2.99% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have covered the 1Q Spread in 20 of their last 27 away games (+13.35 Units / 45% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 33 of their last 53 games (+13.09 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have hit the Moneyline in 13 of their last 27 away games (+10.55 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have covered the 1H Spread in 23 of their last 36 away games (+10.10 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 43 of their last 73 games (+10.05 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 2H Moneyline in 25 of their last 72 games (-25.02 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 18 of their last 53 games (-18.30 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 30 of their last 73 games (-17.07 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 29 of their last 71 games (-15.74 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The San Antonio Spurs have only hit the 1H Game Total Under in 28 of their last 67 games (-13.40 Units / -18% ROI)

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

  • 37-35 against the Spread (-1.55 Units / -1.93% ROI)
  • 31-42 against the Moneyline (-0.05 Units / -0.05% ROI)
  • 31-42 against the Over for game total points (-15.15 Units / -18.88% ROI)
  • 42-31 against the Under for game total points (+7.9 Units / 9.83% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 32 of their last 47 games (+15.53 Units / 30% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the Team Total Over in 34 of their last 52 games (+12.91 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the Moneyline in 28 of their last 54 games (+11.80 Units / 16% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 22 of their last 35 games at home (+9.91 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 2H Moneyline in 20 of their last 32 games (+9.46 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the Team Total Under in 19 of their last 54 games (-20.55 Units / -34% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Spread in 10 of their last 37 games at home (-18.45 Units / -46% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 29 of their last 73 games (-18.07 Units / -23% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 29 of their last 71 games (-15.83 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the Game Total Over in 31 of their last 73 games (-15.15 Units / -19% ROI)

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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

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

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. SpursSaturday‘s Game, Mar. 26

  • 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): The Pelicans have listed Ingram as QUESTIONABLE for Saturday’s game (Mar. 26) against the Spurs.
  • Romeo Langford (Spurs): The Spurs have listed Lanford as OUT for Saturday’s game (Mar. 26) agaisnt the Pelicans.
  • Lonnie Walker IV (Spurs): The Spurs have listed Walker IV as OUT for Saturday’s game (Mar. 26) agaisnt the Pelicans.
  • Devin Vassell (Spurs): The Spurs have listed Vassell as QUESTIONABLE for Saturday’s game (Mar. 26) agaisnt the Pelicans.
  • 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.

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 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 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

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


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