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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans

April 25

01:00

San Antonio Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction comes ahead of their NBA regular season clash on Sunday, April 25th 2021, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read my match preview for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

New Orleans Pelicans

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San Antonio Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Preview

Brandon Ingram had one of his most efficient shooting nights of this season - 29 points on 11/17 shooting - as the New Orleans Pelicans erased to a 135-100 win over a rebuilding Orlando Magic overnight. 

Zion Williamson had 23 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes. Eric Bledsoe and Willy Hernangomez enjoyed efficient nights as they improved to 26-33 - snapping a four-game losing skid in the process. 

Steven Adams (ankle) is doubtful to feature after departing their blowout win overnight, so second-year big man Jaxson Hayes could make a rare start in his place if the Kiwi doesn't pass fit to start. Hayes recorded 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, with six rebounds, an assist and a steal in 21 minutes off the bench. 

San Antonio were 106-91 winners vs an understaffed Detroit Pistons team overnight with big displays from Derrick White (26 pts, 8 ast, 7 rebs) and Lonnie Walker IV (18 pts, three ast). Patty Mills and Dejounte Murray (rest) didn't play, while Trey Lyles (ankle) and their leading scorer DeMar DeRozan (quad) were absent too.

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Betting Tips

ESPN's BPI has the Pels as favourites (62.6%) to win this Western Conference matchup, as they look to secure the season series 2-1 - two closely-contested matchups in the past has it finely poised ahead of Sunday's clash. 

Considering the Spurs' aforementioned absentees, I'm also expecting a home win for Stan Van Gundy's men: who need the victory much more if they're to finish the season strongly.

Key facts

  • Five of the Pelicans' last nine regular-season defeats this term have been by five points or less.
  • Spurs' Derrick White is averaging a career-high 15.4 points this term, despite lower FG% (40.7) and 3P% (34.6)
  • Teammate DeRozan has averaged 22.6 points on 49.1% FG in April but is doubtful to feature 
Predicted By Mosope
Ominiyi

Expert's prediction

Match prediction: New Orleans Pelicans to win

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108-110 vs San Antonio Spurs (H)

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W

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94-126 vs Utah Jazz (A)

D

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L

111-116 vs Miami Heat (A)

D

0-0 vs Washington Wizards (A)

W

110-108 vs New Orleans Pelicans (A)

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Head to Head (H2H) stats

28-02-2021

San Antonio Spurs

117
28-12-2020

New Orleans Pelicans

98
09-08-2020

New Orleans Pelicans

113
114

New Orleans Pelicans

95

San Antonio Spurs

122

San Antonio Spurs

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Predicted Lineup

Eric Bledsoe

Zion Williamson

Lonzo Ball

Steven Adams

Brandon Ingram

Dejounte Murray

Keldon Johnson

Derrick White

Jakob Poeltl

DeMar DeRozan

Mosope Ominiyi
23.04.2021

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