Spurs vs. Pelicans Prediction
The second game of Wednesday night’s NBA Playoff Play-In double header will pit the Spurs against the Pelicans at 9:30 p.m. ET in New Orleans. With the host Pelicans laying 5.5 points and the total sitting at 226, what’s the best play when it comes to this matchup?
507 San Antonio Spurs (+5.5) at 508 New Orleans Pelicans (-5.5); o/u 226
9:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
San Antonio Spurs DFS Notes
Dejounte Murray registered 17 points (5-of-15 FG, 6-of-6 FT), seven assists, one rebound, one 3-pointer, three steals and two turnovers across 32 minutes in Sunday’s loss to the Mavericks. Murray had missed the past five games with a fairly severe illness that resulted in him losing 7-8 pounds, but he was able to get back out there for a tuneup in San Antonio’s final regular-season game before the play-in tournament. The Spurs will need to beat the Pelicans, and then the loser between the Timberwolves (No. 7) and Clippers (No. 8) to advance to the playoffs, but at least they’ll have their star point guard back as they attempt to make their first postseason appearance since 2019.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Willie Green said on Tuesday that Brandon Ingram (right hamstring tightness) practiced fully and will play on Wednesday against the Spurs. Ingram missed the final three games of the season, which were likely more for him to get some extra rest as their spot in the play-in was all but sealed. BI should return to the starting unit and play his usual amount against the Spurs
Spurs vs. Pelicans NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Spurs are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games versus the Pelicans and have covered in seven straight in New Orleans. They’re also 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, are 7-0 against the number in their last seven games as an underdog and have cashed in five straight games as a road dog. On the other side, the Pelicans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in its previous contest.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: SAN ANTONIO SPURS +5.5