Pelicans vs Spurs Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, December 2, 2022

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A contest featuring a struggling NBA team will see the San Antonio Spurs (6-16) face the New Orleans Pelicans (13-8) at AT&T Center on December 2, 2022. The Spurs have lost nine in a row and are 1-9 over their last 10 games. They enter this matchup as seven-point underdogs. The over/under is 233 points for the matchup.

How to bet Pelicans vs. Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with bookmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -287 odds to pick up the win, while the Spurs are listed at +233 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 233 points.

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Pelicans vs. Spurs Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CW35
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Arena: AT&T Center

Pelicans vs. Spurs Betting Trends

The Pelicans have played 21 games, with 11 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been chosen as the favorite in 13 games this year and has walked away with the win nine times (69.2%) in those games. Pelicans games this year have hit the over 54.5% of the time (12 out of 22 games with a set point total).

In the Spurs’ 22 games this year, they have nine wins against the spread. San Antonio has compiled a 5-15 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). Spurs games this year have gone over the point total 10 times in 22 opportunities (45.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zion Williamson 16 23.1 6.6 4.1 1.3 0.6 0.2
Brandon Ingram 15 20.8 5.1 4.7 0.9 0.7 1.9
CJ McCollum 17 18.7 5.1 6.1 1.2 0.6 2.4
Trey Murphy III 19 13.1 4.5 1.2 1.1 0.5 2.4
Jonas Valančiūnas 21 13 9.2 2 0.3 0.3 0.7

Spurs

Spurs Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Vassell 17 20.6 4.2 3.6 0.8 0.4 3.1
Keldon Johnson 20 20.3 5.1 3.2 1 0.1 3.1
Jakob Poeltl 20 12.9 9.8 3.5 0.9 1 0
Tre Jones 21 12.3 3.4 7 1.5 0.1 0.8
Doug McDermott 20 10.3 1.9 1.5 0.1 0.2 2
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Pelicans vs. Spurs Injury Report

Spurs: Romeo Langford: Probable (Back), Josh Richardson: Doubtful (Ankle), Doug McDermott: Doubtful (Ankle), Jeremy Sochan: Out (Quadricep), Jakob Poeltl: Out (Quadricep), Blake Wesley: Out (Knee), Joshua Primo: Out (Undisclosed)

What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is ceding 111 points per game this season (10th-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined on offense, scoring 117.1 points per contest (fourth-best). The Pelicans are averaging 115.2 points per game in home games. In away games, they are performing better on offense, averaging 119.2 points per contest. The Pelicans have been scoring 115.9 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little lower than the 117.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

New Orleans ranks fifth-best in the NBA with a three-point shooting percentage of 37.9%. It ranks 18th in the league by making 11.5 three-pointers per contest. In terms of shot breakdown, the Pelicans have taken 66% two-pointers (accounting for 73.5% of the team’s buckets) and 34% three-pointers (26.5%).

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What you need to know about the San Antonio Spurs

On offense San Antonio is the 20th-ranked team in the league (110.6 points per game). Defensively it is the worst (121 points allowed per game). The Spurs score 111.6 points per game at home, and 109.6 on the road. While the Spurs are posting 110.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that in their last 10 games, amassing 107 points per contest.

Beyond the arc, San Antonio is 16th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.9). It is 19th in 3-point percentage at 34.7%. In 2022-23, the Spurs have taken 37.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 62.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 28.3% of the Spurs’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 71.7% have been 2-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Pelicans, and we expect that Pelicans will cover the spread (Pelicans -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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