New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs 12/27/2020 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on December 27, 2020

Zion Williamson leads the New Orleans Pelicans (1-1) into a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs (2-0) after scoring 32 points in an 111-98 loss to the Heat. The Pelicans are 5-point favorites in the game on Sunday, December 27, 2020, which starts at 7:00 PM ET on FS-SW. The over/under is 228 in the matchup.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Spurs Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -5 -110 -110 228 -110 -110
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Head to Head

San Antonio has won six of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with New Orleans. The Spurs also have a 2-0 edge against the spread when facing off with the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Spurs in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/9/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -3.5 239.5 -163 135 Regular Season 122-113 SA
1/22/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -3.5 236 -162 134 Regular Season 121-117 SA
2/2/2019 Spurs Regular Season 113-108 SA
1/26/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 126-114 SA
11/19/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 140-126 NO
11/3/2018 Spurs Regular Season 109-95 SA
4/11/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 122-98 NO
3/15/2018 Spurs Regular Season 98-93 SA
2/28/2018 Spurs Regular Season 121-116 NO
11/22/2017 Pelicans Regular Season 107-90 NO
  • 8/9/2020 DNP – Spurs: Patty Mills, Bryn Forbes
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans covered about half the time against the spread last season, covering 34 times in 72 contests.
    • The Pelicans posted a winning record of 8-2-1 against the spread when the spread was -5 or higher.
    • New Orleans was reliable for the over last season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 38 of 72 games for a 52.8% rate.
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Spurs Betting Information

    • San Antonio had a losing record against the spread, going 30-39-2 ATS (covering just 42.3% of the time).
    • When they were at least 5-point underdogs, the Spurs had a record ATS of 4-11.
    • San Antonio and its opponents hit the over in more than half of their matchups last year — 42 of 71 (59.2%).
    Bet on the San Antonio Spurs to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pelicans and their opponents combined to score more than 228 points in 56.9% of their outings last year (41 of 72 opportunities).
    • San Antonio combined with its opponents to score more than 228 points in 37 of 71 games (52.1%) last year.
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 4.3 more points per game last season (232.3) than this matchup’s total of 228 points.
    • The Pelicans’ average point total in outings last season was 233, five points higher than the over/under in this game.
    • The average point total for the Spurs last season was 1.2 points higher than this game’s over/under.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • Brandon Ingram put up 23.8 points per game last season.
    • Steven Adams notched 9.2 rebounds per game and Lonzo Ball averaged 7.0 assists per game .
    • JJ Redick had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He connected on 3.0 shots from deep per game.
    • Ball grabbed 1.4 per game. Adams averaged 1.1 blocks a contest.

    Spurs Leaders

    • DeMar DeRozan scored 22.1 points per game last season and added 5.6 assists.
    • LaMarcus Aldridge pulled down 7.4 rebounds per game.
    • Patty Mills had a solid showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He knocked down 2.3 shots from deep per game.
    • Dejounte Murray grabbed 1.7 steals per game. Aldridge collected 1.6 blocks an outing.
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