San Antonio vs New Orleans NBA Action

Bet on San Antonio vs New Orleans NBA Action

Written by on March 2, 2016

On Thursday, the San Antonio Spurs head to the Crescent City to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Spurs (50-9) are in first place in the Southwest Division and just knocked off the Houston Rockets on the road, 104-94, on Saturday night. The Pelicans (23-35) are in fifth place in the Southwest Division and just lost a close home game to the Timberwolves, 112-110 on Saturday. The Pelicans also have a game on Wednesday night in Houston. Find out more about the updated NBA betting odds for this match up.

Bet on San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Action

When: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 8:00 PM ET Where: Toyota Center, New Orleans, LA TV: RTSW, FSNO Radio: ESPN 1420 AM Live Stream: NBA Odds: TBA  

Why should you bet on the Pelicans?

This team rises and falls with Anthony Davis. When he posted 59 points and 20 rebounds in Detroit a couple weeks ago, he joined just two other players in NBA history to go 55+ and 20 in the same game, and when you’re in the same list as Shaq and Wilt, you’re in pretty good company. However, he had to miss the game against Minnesota with an ankle injury. He is expected to play on Wednesday night in Houston, so you’ll want to check the injury reports before placing a bet. If the Pelicans are to have any chance at all against the mighty Spurs, Davis has to be on the floor.

Why should you put your money on San Antonio?

I’m generally going to pick the Spurs straight up against just about any team in the NBA, unless they’re playing Golden State. They’ve added to that still-stellar core of Parker, Duncan and Ginobili with Kawhi Leonard a couple seasons ago and LaMarcus Aldridge this year, and they haven’t missed a beat. They made the Rockets look silly in their win on Saturday — it was only a 37-point fourth quarter by Houston against the Spurs’ bench that made the game seem close. So if Davis is out, I would take the Spurs unless that line is over 15. If Davis is playing, I’d still take the Spurs, but I’d want that line to be under 10.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Even with Davis in the lineup, the Spurs have more than enough to beat the Pelicans. I’m picking San Antonio to win, 112-102. Without Davis, the score could get ugly.