San Antonio Spurs Vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Preview, And Betting Odds

San Antonio Spurs Vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction

The New Orleans Pelicans and San Antonio Spurs are set to clash in an exciting matchup on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 01:30 PM ET at the Frost Bank Center (San Antonio). Here’s a comprehensive preview of the game, including betting odds, and a game prediction.

Game Details:

  • Date: Sunday, December 17th, 2023
  • Time: 11:30 PM ET
  • Location: Frost Bank Center (San Antonio)
  • TV: Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports New Orleans
  • Radio: WOAI 1200 AM, 94.5 FM / ESPN New Orleans 100.3 FM

Match Prediction New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs

The Pelicans are heavily favored in this matchup, and for good reason. They are the most talented team and have won all four meetings between these two teams in the past year. However, the Spurs are a scrappy team that is capable of pulling off an upset. If they can slow down Williamson and Ingram, they will have a chance to win.


New Orleans Pelicans 125, San Antonio Spurs 112

Head to Head


  • Total Games Played: 88
  • Spurs Wins: 57 (67.6%)
  • Pelicans Wins: 31 (32.4%)

Points per Game:

  • Spurs: 100.2
  • Pelicans: 98.0

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Preview

The San Antonio Spurs (10-16) travel to the Smoothie King Center to face the New Orleans Pelicans (16-11) on Thursday night. The Pelicans have dominated the Spurs in recent meetings, winning all four matchups last season by an average of 12.5 points.

San Antonio Spurs:

  • The Spurs are currently in 12th place in the Western Conference standings.
  • They are coming off a 118-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.
  • Keldon Johnson leads the Spurs in scoring with 21.0 points per game.
  • Devin Vassell is averaging 19.8 points per game, while Jakob Poeltl is averaging 10.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans:

  • The Pelicans are currently in 6th place in the Western Conference standings.
  • They are coming off a 132-121 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
  • Zion Williamson is averaging 27.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.5 points per game, while CJ McCollum is averaging 19.3 points per game.

San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds

  • Point Spread: New Orleans Pelicans -13.5
  • Moneyline: New Orleans Pelicans -700, San Antonio Spurs +500
  • Over/Under: 237.5 points

FAQs for New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs

What are the odds on the Pelicans vs Spurs game?

The Pelicans are 13.5-point favorites in the latest Spurs vs. Pelicans odds according to the SportsLine consensus, and the over/under is 237.5 points. Before entering any Pelicans vs. Spurs picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

How often does the favored NBA team win?

How often do money line favorites win in NBA? Over the past five seasons, 67.25% of favorites have been successful in the NBA regular season. Home favorites have a slightly higher success rate than those on the road, with 69% of home favorites winning compared to 64.4% of those on the road.

What are the odds of Spurs winning the Premier League?

Spurs are now 25/1 to win the Premier League, after their deflating defeat at Manchester United.

Who will win the 2024 NBA Finals?

The Boston Celtics are the favorite to win the NBA Championship in 2023-24 at +370 odds. The Clipper’s odds moved to +1300 after the James Harden trade, then fell to +3000 as they struggled after his arrival.

Who usually wins the NBA?

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics hold the record for the most victories, having both won the championship 17 times.

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The Spurs have historically dominated the Pelicans, holding a 67.6% win rate in their head-to-head matchups. This dominance is especially evident at home, where the Spurs boast a staggering 80.0% win rate.

Recent trends further favor the Spurs, as they have won 3 of the last 4 meetings and are on a hot streak against the spread. Additionally, the total has gone UNDER in 7 of the last 8 matchups, suggesting a potential for a low-scoring game.

While the Pelicans are not without talent, their recent struggles against the Spurs and overall inconsistent play make them underdogs in this matchup.

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