Pelicans vs Spurs Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, March 21, 2023

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The New Orleans Pelicans (34-37) host the San Antonio Spurs (19-52) at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. The contest tips at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSNO. The Pelicans are 13.5-point favorites in the game, the fourth matchup between the teams this season. The matchup’s over/under is 231.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 13.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -887 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +600 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 231 points.

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Pelicans vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSNO
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Pelicans vs. Spurs Betting Trends

The Pelicans are 32-38-1 against the spread this year. New Orleans has been victorious in 21, or 61.8%, of the 34 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Pelicans have gone over the point total in 49.3% of their opportunities this year (35 times in 71 games with a set point total).

The Spurs have played 71 games, with 30 wins against the spread. San Antonio is 17-51 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). Spurs games this season have gone over the point total 40 times in 71 opportunities (56.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 34 23.2 4.9 5 0.7 0.4 1.6
CJ McCollum 64 21.1 4.4 6 0.9 0.5 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 68 14.2 9.7 1.6 0.3 0.6 0.5
Trey Murphy III 68 13.4 3.7 1.4 1 0.5 2.4
Josh Richardson 54 10.9 2.7 3 1.2 0.3 1.7


Spurs Leaders
Keldon Johnson 60 21.8 5 2.9 0.7 0.2 2.1
Tre Jones 58 12.5 3.5 6.2 1.3 0.2 0.6
Doug McDermott 59 10 2.2 1.5 0.2 0.1 1.9
Malaki Branham 55 9.4 2.6 2 0.5 0.1 1.1
Keita Bates-Diop 55 8.7 3.6 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.7
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Pelicans: Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg)

Spurs: Devonte’ Graham: Out (Quadricep), Doug McDermott: Questionable (Hip), Khem Birch: Out (Knee), Zach Collins: Out (Rest), Isaiah Roby: Out (Ankle), Tre Jones: Doubtful (Hamstring), Devin Vassell: Out (Knee), Charles Bassey: Out (Patella), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed), Jeremy Sochan: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively, New Orleans is averaging 113.9 points per game (16th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 113.4 points per contest at the other end of the court (15th-ranked). The Pelicans are putting up 114.3 points per game in home games. On the road, they are averaging 113.5 points per contest. The Pelicans have seen a downturn in scoring lately, racking up 109.4 points per game in their last 10 outings, 4.5 points fewer than the 113.9 they’ve scored this season.

New Orleans is sinking 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd-ranked in league). It owns a 35.6% shooting percentage (19th-ranked) from downtown. So far this season, the Pelicans have taken 65.1% two-pointers, accounting for 74% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 34.9% three-pointers (26% of the team’s baskets).

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What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs

On offense, San Antonio is the 22nd-ranked squad in the league (112.8 points per game). On defense, it is the worst (122.1 points conceded per game). At home the Spurs are putting up 114.2 points per game, 3.1 more than they are averaging away (111.1). The Spurs are tallying 115.6 points per game in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 112.8.

San Antonio is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made (11 per game) and 23rd in 3-point percentage (34.8%). The Spurs take 34.2% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.5% of the Spurs’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.5% are 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this game is the Pelicans, and we expect that Spurs will cover the spread (Pelicans -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 231 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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