New Orleans at San Antonio NBA Betting Preview
The New Orleans Pelicans will travel to the AT&T Center in South Texas on Wednesday looking to record consecutive wins for the first time this month while handing the San Antonio Spurs their first home loss of the NBA betting season.
Now, let’s find out if the struggling Pelicans can pull off the biggest upset in the league this season.
New Orleans at San Antonio NBA Betting Preview & TV Info
When: Wednesday, March 30, 8:30 PM ET
Where: AT&T Center, San Antonio
TV: FSN (New Orleans market), KENS (San Antonio market)
Radio: New Orleans / San Antonio
NBA Odds: Spurs favored by TBA
Why Bet The New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans have lost eight of their last 11 games but they managed to beat the awful New York Knicks 99-91 on Monday as veteran point guard Jrue Holiday scored a team-high 22 points while adding six rebounds and six assists.
The Pelicans dominated the second half by outscoring the Knicks 50-37 to get the win although they have nothing left to play for at this point of their lost season.
“Oh, yeah, we’re shocked, that we’re out of the playoffs,” head coach Alvin Gentry said facetiously because of his team’s massive number of injuries this season. “We thought we had one more run in us, especially with all the guys we have healthy now. We have more people in our team picture than the (New Orleans) Saints did. I will say this. I like the way the guys are playing hard and competing. Sometimes talent becomes an issue, but we still give it everything we got.”
Why Bet The San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have won three of their last four games and laid a 101-87 smackdown on Memphis on Monday night despite resting franchise stars Kawhi Leonard, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.
Gifted power forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored a game-high 31 points while pulling down 13 rebounds and dishing out three assists while Patty Mills chipped in 17 points off the bench as the Spurs bounced back from their humbling 111-92 loss against Oklahoma City on Saturday.
“I felt better,” Aldridge said. “More energized.”
“He steps forward every night,” Mills said of Aldridge. “He steps forward when no one rests as well.”
Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Spurs were a 12.5-point home favorite the last time they hosted New Orleans and I suspect the spread for this contest will be in the same neighborhood.
Having said that I’m going to urge you to take the Spurs to get the big, double-digit win at home in this contest.
The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record and 0-5 ATS in their last five games following an SU win.
Conversely, the Spurs are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against teams from the Southwest Division and 29-13 ATS in their last 42 games against a team with a losing SU record.
With the Pelicans going 6-13 ATS in their last 19 road games against the Spurs, I say this one’s a wrap!
My final score prediction is San Antonio 112 New Orleans 100