Free NBA Picks Today: New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs 3/21/23

Free NBA Picks Today: New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs 3/21/23
Tue 21st March 2023

The San Antonio Spurs (19-52, 6-27 Away) are on the road to face the New Orleans Pelicans (34-37, 22-13 Home) Tuesday at Smoothie King Center. San Antonio topped the Atlanta Hawks 126-118 at AT&T Center on Sunday. Devin Vassell was a top performer with 29 points. The Spurs are the 15th seed in the Western Conference.

New Orleans won on Sunday at Toyota Center, beating the Houston Rockets 117-107. CJ McCollum had 26 points and six rebounds to lead the team. The Pelicans are 12th in the Western Conference. This marks the last meeting of the season between the teams.

After taking each of the three prior season games against San Antonio, the last of which was a 126-117 victory at Smoothie King Center in December 2022, their fourth straight head-to-head victory, New Orleans will be looking for a season sweep.

McCollum led the Pelicans with 40 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds. Jeremy Sochan had 23 points, nine rebounds, and six assists in defeat. The Spurs have been led this season by Keldon Johnson, who is averaging 21.8 points per game. Meanwhile, Zach Collins is grabbing 6.3 rebounds per game, and Tre Jones is dishing 6.2 assists.

McCollum has been the primary provider for the Pels on offense, averaging 21.1 points per game. McCollum also has doled out 6.0 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas has posted 9.7 rebounds per game.

The teams have split their last 10 games at Smoothie King Center (5-5).San Antonio is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.8 (115.6-117.4). New Orleans has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 111.2 points per game on average while scoring only 109.4 (-1.8 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Zach Collins: 35.0 | 20.3 | +14.7
Points per game:
Zach Collins: 22.8 | 11.2 | +11.6
Rebounds per game:
Zach Collins: 8.3 | 6.3 | +2.0
Charles Bassey: 3.0 | 5.4 | -2.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Trey Murphy III: 26.4 | 18.5 | +7.9
Larry Nance Jr.: 7.3 | 14.9 | -7.6
Points per game:
Trey Murphy III: 20.6 | 13.4 | +7.2
Rebounds per game:
Willy Hernangomez: 1.0 | 5.0 | -4.0
Assists per game:
Brandon Ingram: 7.0 | 5.0 | +2.0

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

NO Pelicans -10.5 (-115)

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