New Orleans Pelicans vs. San Antonio Spurs Betting Odds & Game Analysis | December 12


By Lester Mackay | December 11, 2021, 11:38 pm

The San Antonio Spurs (9-16) host the New Orleans Pelicans (8-20) at AT&T Center, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 12, 2021. The Pelicans are 2.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup has an over/under set at 219.5 points.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans in which the Spurs are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

San Antonio Vs. New Orleans Moneyline Betting Action

Spurs vs Pelicans Moneyline Action
Spurs Pelicans
Bet % 89% 11%
Stake % 89% 11%

Spurs stats and betting info

Betting trends for San Antonio

  • San Antonio is 14-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • When they have played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Spurs are 2-1 against the spread.
  • San Antonio has hit the over in 12 of its 25 games with a set total (48%).
  • San Antonio and its opponents have combined to outscore Sunday’s total (219.5 points) 12 times this season.
  • On average, the over/under in Spurs games is 1.3 points fewer than the over/under of 219.5 points in this contest.
  • The Spurs have won four of the six games they were favored on the moneyline this season (66.7%).
  • San Antonio has a 2-1 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -137 or shorter.
  • The Spurs have a 57.8% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.

Key players for San Antonio

  • Dejounte Murray: 18.4 PTS, 8.2 REB, 8.3 AST, 1.9 STL, 44.4 FG%, 34.3 3PT% (35-for-102)
  • Derrick White: 13.5 PTS, 5 AST, 1.1 STL, 41.3 FG%, 29.1 3PT% (39-for-134)
  • Keldon Johnson: 14.4 PTS, 47.2 FG%, 43.3 3PT% (29-for-67)
  • Jakob Poeltl: 11.8 PTS, 8.9 REB, 1.6 BLK, 61.1 FG%
  • Lonnie Walker IV: 10.6 PTS, 38.6 FG%, 29.7 3PT% (38-for-128)

Spurs Injuries: Keldon Johnson: Day To Day (Ankle), Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

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Pelicans stats and betting info

Betting trends for New Orleans

  • San Antonio is 14-11-0 ATS this season.
  • When they have played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, the Spurs are 2-1 against the spread.
  • In San Antonio’s 25 games with a set total, 12 have hit the over (48%).
  • This season, 10 games New Orleans played finished with a combined score higher than 219.5 points.
  • The over/under for this contest is 3.7 points more than the average over/under in Pelicans’ games this season (215.8 points).
  • This season, the Pelicans have been the underdog 25 times and won seven, or 28%, of those games.
  • New Orleans has a record of 7-16 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +116 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Pelicans based on the moneyline is 46.3%.

Key players for New Orleans

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.8 PTS, 11.9 REB, 51.7 FG%, 46.3 3PT% (31-for-67)
  • Brandon Ingram: 22.7 PTS, 44.7 FG%, 37.1 3PT% (39-for-105)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.6 PTS, 36.7 FG%, 30.5 3PT% (57-for-187)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.4 PTS, 1.2 STL, 37.1 FG%, 34.8 3PT% (70-for-201)
  • Josh Hart: 11.2 PTS, 50 FG%, 32.7 3PT% (16-for-49)

Pelicans Injuries: Daulton Hommes: Out (Fibula), Kira Lewis Jr.: Out For Season (Knee), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)

Pick for Spurs vs. Pelicans

Bet split data provided by regulated betting sites combined with our in-depth statistical analysis favors the Spurs to win over the Pelicans.

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