Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/23/22

Free NBA Picks Today: San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/23/22
Wed 23rd November 2022

The New Orleans Pelicans (10-7, 4-4 Away), one of the league’s top scoring teams, are on the road to face the San Antonio Spurs (6-12, 3-5 Home) on Wednesday. New Orleans blew out the Golden State Warriors 128-83 at Smoothie King Center on Monday.

Brandon Ingram led the way with 34 points. The Pelicans are eighth in the Western Conference. San Antonio dropped their fifth in a row in blowout fashion on Sunday at Arena, falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 123-92. Devin Vassell had 17 points in the losing effort, carrying the team. The Spurs are 14th in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season.

San Antonio won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 107-103 triumph in their last meeting at Smoothie King Center on March 26. CJ McCollum led all players in scoring with 32 points and six rebounds in the loss. Keldon Johnson had 21 points and eight rebounds for the Spurs.

The Pels have been led this season by Zion Williamson and Ingram, who are averaging 22.3 and 22.1 points per game, respectively. Both are among the NBA’s top scorers, as Williamson is No. 1 and Ingram is first. Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.3 rebounds per game, most in the NBA, and McCollum is dishing 6.1 assists (1st). Johnson (21.3 ppg) and Vassell (20.2) have powered the Spurs on offense.

Johnson leads the NBA in scoring, while Vassell is first. Jakob Poeltl is collecting 9.8 rebounds per game, most in the league, and Tre Jones is recording 6.7 assists (1st). The Pelicans are one of the most explosive offenses in the league, ranking second with 116.9 points per game.The Pelicans have had limited success at AT&T Center in recent seasons, losing eight of the last 10 trips.

In the last 10 games, New Orleans is 6-4 with an average margin of +6.7 (116.0-109.3). San Antonio has gone 1-9 over the last 10, allowing 119.2 points per game on average while scoring only 105.5 (-13.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jose Alvarado: 18.2 | 13.8 | +4.4
Rebounds per game:
Jonas Valanciunas: 6.2 | 9.3 | -3.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Keldon Johnson: 19.3 | 29.2 | -9.9
Points per game:
Keldon Johnson: 14.5 | 21.3 | -6.8
Rebounds per game:
Keldon Johnson: 2.8 | 4.6 | -1.9

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

NO Pelicans -6.5 (-115)

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