Pelicans vs Spurs: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 27, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 27, 2020

A game after he scored 32 points in an 111-98 loss to the Heat, Zion Williamson leads the New Orleans Pelicans (1-1) at home against the San Antonio Spurs (2-0) on Sunday, December 27, 2020. The Pelicans are favored by in the matchup, which airs at 7:00 PM ET on FS-SW. The matchup has an over/under of points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of December 27, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Pelicans vs Spurs Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 27

Pelicans: Will Magnay: Out (Not With Team), Wenyen Gabriel: Out (Right Knee)
Spurs: Derrick White: Out (Toe), Quinndary Weatherspoon: Day To Day (Knee)

Pelicans and Spurs Records ATS

  • New Orleans was an even 34-34-4 against the spread last season.
  • When favored by at least 5 points, the Pelicans were 8-2-1 against the spread last season.
  • In 52.8% of its games last season (38/72), New Orleans and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • With a 30-39-2 record ATS, San Antonio did not always covered the spread last season.
  • The Spurs only held a 4-11 record against the spread last season when they played as at least a 5-point underdog.
  • 42 of San Antonio’s 71 games (59.2%) last season went over the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Spurs got a team-high 27 points out of DeMar DeRozan on the way to a 122-113 win against JJ Redick (31 points) and the Pelicans in their most recent matchup on Sunday. The Pelicans were 3.5-point favorites in the game, but the Spurs covered the spread in the loss. The teams scored 235 total points to finish under the 239.5-point over/under.

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
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Scoring Trends

  • In New Orleans’ matchups last season, the Pelicans and their opponents eclipsed Sunday’s point total of 228 points 41 times (56.9% of opportunities).
  • In 37 out of San Antonio’s 71 games last year (52.1%), the competing teams combined for more points than the point total in Sunday’s matchup.
  • Last season, the average total for Pelicans games was 233 points, five more than the over/under of 228 points for this contest.
  • Spurs’ games have a total points bet of 229.2 points last season, 1.2 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average implied total for the Pelicans last season was 118.6 points, 1.6 more points than their implied total of 117 points in Sunday’s game.
  • New Orleans outscored its implied point total for this matchup (117) 35 times last season.
  • The Spurs’ average implied point total last season (114.8 points) is 2.8 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (112 points).
  • San Antonio scored more than 112 points in 39 games last season.
  • Last season, the Pelicans were the league’s fifth-highest scoring team (115.8 PPG), while the Spurs allowed the 25th-fewest points per game (115.2) in NBA play.
  • The Pelicans had a -93-point scoring differential last season (-1.3 per game). The Spurs were also been out-scored by opponents on average last year (-79 total points, -1.1 per game).

Pelicans Leaders

  • Brandon Ingram averaged 23.8 points per game last season.
  • Steven Adams collected 9.2 rebounds a game and Lonzo Ball dished out 7.0 assists per outing.
  • Ball swiped 1.4 steals per game. Adams collected 1.1 blocks an outing.

Spurs Leaders

  • DeRozan put up 22.1 points per game last season while tacking on 5.6 assists.
  • LaMarcus Aldridge pulled down 7.4 rebounds per game.
  • Dejounte Murray collected 1.7 per game. Aldridge averaged 1.6 blocks a contest.

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