Spurs vs. Pelicans Prediction
Are the Pelicans a good bet to cover as a home underdog versus the Spurs at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Spurs are now 6.5-point road favorite versus the Pelicans after opening as a 6-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 210 and has been bet down to 207.
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San Antonio has won eight of its last 10 games and five in a row, although the team is just 5-5 against the spread during that same 10-game stretch. The Spurs are 33-25 against the spread on the season, which includes a solid 19-12 ATS record on the road.
The Pelicans have split over their last 10 games but are just 4-6 against the spread during that stretch. They're also 29-32 against the number overall this season, which includes a 15-16 ATS mark at home. They did snap a three-game losing streak with a 109-86 win over the Pistons two nights ago.
OUR PREDICTION: The Spurs have failed to cover in eight of their last 11 games versus the Pelicans and are just 5-17 against the number in their last 22 games in New Orleans. They're also just 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven games versus Southwest opponents, while the Pelicans are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
FRIDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +6.5