Pelicans vs. Spurs Player Props | Zion Williamson | Friday

Dan Watson
December 2, 2022 8:01 AM

The San Antonio Spurs are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, December 2nd at 8:00 PM.

All eyes will be focused on the Pelicans star Zion Williamson as he is primed for another show-stopping performance.

The Pelicans will be the favorites in this one, as they are currently 3rd in the Western Conference with a record of 13 wins and 8 losses, while the Spurs are among the worst teams in the league with a record of 6 wins and 16 losses.

In this edition of NBA player props, we are highlighting why Zion is a good candidate for those that are eying Friday over-under bets.

Zion Williamson’s season stats and over under

Zion Williamson is having a good bounce-back campaign after missing last season with a foot injury and is averaging 23.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.

His average of 23.1 points is 2.4 less than his over-under for points which is 25.5. Williamson is coming off of a monster performance on Wednesday against the Raptors: 33 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals.

The over-under for Williamson’s rebounds is 7.5 which is 0.9 higher than his season average of 6.6 rebounds per game.

The over-under for Williamson’s assists is 5.5 which is 1.4 higher than his season average of 4.1 assists per game.

The Pelicans are 10-6 in the 16 games that Zion has played.

Zion Williamson against San Antonio Spurs

There are only a few things more spectacular to bet on in the NBA than Zion dominating defenses in the paint.

This dominance is especially evident when he plays against the San Antonio Spurs.

In their last matchup on the 23rd of November, Williamson scored 32 points and had 11 rebounds in just 26 minutes of action.

To make things worse, the Spurs won’t be able to count on their starting center Jakob Poetl.

The Austrian injured his right knee on Saturday in a matchup against the Lakers and is likely going to miss a week of action as a result.

Not seeing the Spurs’ 7-1, 245 lbs center in the paint is likely going to help Zion with his paint dominance and finishing around the rim.

Zion Williamson’s notable teammates

CJ McCollum: 18.7 pts, 5.1 reb, 6.1 ast, 2.4 3pm, 34.2 3p%, 41 fg%

Brandon Ingram: 20.8 pts, 5.1 reb, 4.7 ast, 1.9 3pm, 46.7 3p%, 47.2 fg%

Herbert Jones: 10.6 pts, 3.7 reb, 2.1 ast, 0.8 3pm, 28.6 3p%, 44.4 fg%

Trey Murphy III: 13.1 pts, 4.5 reb, 1.2 ast, 2.4 3pm, 41.3 3p%, 48.8 fg%

Jonas Valanciunas: 13.0 pts, 9.2 reb, 2 ast, 0.7 3pm, 43.8 3p%, 53.9 fg%

San Antonio Spurs season stats

San Antonio is scoring 110.6 points per game which is the 20th-best in the NBA

The Spurs are allowing 121 points per game which makes them the worst defense in the NBA.

San Antonio allows 27.6 assists per game to their opponents which is the worst mark in the NBA.

The Spurs are allowing 44 rebounds per game to their opponents and they are 19th in the NBA in this category.

In conclusion, I believe that Zion Williamson will go over the over under for points and possibly rebounds.

He is playing a Spurs defense that has been terrible this year and they will be missing their starting center to protect the paint where Zion is the most dangerous.

He has been inconsistent since coming back from the injury, but this is clearly a matchup the young power forward favors and I am looking to him to carry over his great performance against the Raptors into his next match.

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