The Western Conference Play-in Tournament continues Wednesday night with an exciting disposal game between San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelican. Participation begins at 9:30 pm at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. ET.
Pelicans 112, Spurs 106
Under 229.5 (-110) at Draft Kings
San Antonio Spurs versus New Orleans Pelicans Predictions
In the wake of completing eleventh in the West with a record of 31-41 SU last season, New Orleans momentarily kept up with that awful speed with a disheartening 14-26 SU and 18-22 ATS start this season – with 16 of those SU misfortunes stopping by 10+ PTS.
However, New Orleans has played well since the trade deadline, as the Pelicans enter the Play-In Tournament riding a surprisingly strong 22-19 SU and 23-17-1 ATS streak – while scoring 116.2 OPPG and allowing just 109.9 DPPG.
San Antonio, on the other hand, stumbled out to a surprisingly poor start to the season, going 24-40 SU and 32-31-1 ATS – while allowing roughly 113 DPPG to their opponents during that span.
The Spurs, on the other hand, played exceptionally well down the stretch, as San Antonio finished the regular season with an impressive 10-7 SU and 11-6 ATS record – while generating 114.3 OPPG and allowing 112.3 DPPG.
Pelican finished his regular season with a bumpy streak of 64SU and ATS, averaging 114.3 OPPG and allowing only 111.1 DPPG in that span, so I’m off here. Earned 106.6 DPPG in the previous run on 73 SU, and 91 ATS.
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Resources
- Matchup: Southwest
- Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
- Venue: Smoothie King Center
- Location: New Orleans, LA
- TV-Time: ESPN – 9:30 p.m. ET
San Antonio Spurs Betting Analysis
- SU: TBD
- ATS: TBD
- O/U: TBD
After finishing tenth in the West with a record of 33-39 SU last year, San Antonio briefly kept that same ball rolling with a similarly frustrating start to this season, as the Spurs opened with a lackluster 24-40 SU and 32-31-1 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 43 of those matchups.
However, San Antonio has played excellent since the opening days of March, considering San Antonio boasts records of 10-7 SU and 11-6 ATS across their last 17 games – while scoring 114.3 OPPG and allowing just 112.3 DPPG during that timeframe.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Analysis
- SU: TBD
- ATS: TBD
- O/U: TBD
After last year’s disappointing 31-41 SU showing, New Orleans initially retained its low expectations with another underwhelming start to this season. As the Pelicans kicked things off with a frustrating 14-26 SU skid – with more than half of those losses coming by double-digits (16).
New Orleans completely turned things around on defense down the stretch though, considering the Pelicans enter the Play-In Tournament riding a sturdy 22-19 SU and 23-17-1 ATS stretch – while surrendering just 109.9 DPPG to their opponents across that window.
San Antonio Spurs versus New Orleans Pelicans Head-to-Head
Last season, the Spurs won two of three normal season gatherings against the Pelicans, with each of the three games going under the all-out of 214 focuses per game. The Spurs were likewise 3-1 SU against New Orleans this season, with three of those games going under the all-out by a normal of 211.3 focuses per game – while one game was dominated by a score of 124-114. (O 230).
Key Players to Watch
- SAS: Dejounte Murray – PG (21.2 PPG, 8.4 REB, 9.3 AST)
- SAS: Jakob Poeltl – C (13.5 PPG, 9.3 REB, 1.7 BLK)
- NOP: Brandon Ingram – SF (22.7 PPG, 5.8 REB, 5.6 AST)
- NOP: CJ McCollum – SG (22.5 PPG, 4.4 REB, 5.1 AST)
San Antonio Spurs versus New Orleans Pelicans Betting Conclusion
After stretching out their losing streak to three with a misfortune to the Mavericks on the last day of the ordinary season. The Spurs hit the road for Wednesday’s end game as moderately steep longshots against the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center – denoting the eighth time San Antonio has been a dark horse across their last 12 games.
The Spurs completed the customary season with a 73SU and 91ATS record, averaging 115.8 OPPG and permitting just 106.6 DPPG, so get off here. In seven of the last ten competitions, he returned under 109 PTS (111.1 DPPG).