New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs: August 9, 2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 9, 2020

On Sunday (August 9, 2020), the New Orleans Pelicans (30-39) match up against the San Antonio Spurs (30-38) in a game that New Orleans is currently a small favorite by 3 points. A 239-point over/under is set for the game. The clash between these two squads is one of seven contests slated in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 PM ET at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Spurs Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -3 -110 -110 239 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Pelicans vs Spurs
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pelicans (-3) Under (239) Pelicans 118 Spurs 113

Head to Head

San Antonio has won its lone head-to-head matchup against New Orleans this year. The Spurs also have a 1-0 advantage against the spread when taking on the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Spurs in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/22/2020 Pelicans -3.5 236 -162 134 121-117 SA

Pelicans Betting Information

  • New Orleans has been strong against the spread, going 34-30-4 this season.
  • The Pelicans have posted a winning record of 13-8-1 against the spread when the spread is -3 or bigger.
  • In 38 of 69 (55.1%) contests this season, New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over.

Spurs Betting Information

  • San Antonio has a losing record against the spread, going 28-38-2 ATS (covering just 41.2% of the time).
  • The Spurs have fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 18-13-1 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • San Antonio has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 60.3% of matchups this season (41 out of 68 chances).

Over/Under Analysis

Pelicans vs Spurs Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Pelicans 27 39.1% 115.9 229.7 116.9 232.2 232.8
Spurs 21 30.9% 113.8 229.7 115.3 232.2 229.1

Pelicans Leaders

  • Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in scoring, putting up 23.9 points per game.
  • New Orleans is led in rebounding by Derrick Favors’ 9.0 rebounds per game and assisting by Lonzo Ball’s 7.0 assists per game .
  • New Orleans’ steals leader is Jrue Holiday, who grabs 1.7 per game. Jaxson Hayes leads the team averaging 0.9 blocks a contest.
  • JJ Redick makes 2.9 threes per game to lead the Pelicans.

Spurs Leaders

  • The Spurs go-to guy, DeMar DeRozan, leads the team in both scoring (22.0 points per game) and assists (5.7 assists per game).
  • Trey Lyles collects all of the boards and is the San Antonio leader in rebounds, pulling down 5.7 per game.
  • Nobody on San Antonio grabs more steals than Dejounte Murray (1.7 per game) or blocks more shots than Jakob Poeltl (1.5 per game).
  • Bryn Forbes makes more threes per game than any other member of the Spurs, cashing in 2.3 treys per game.

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