New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs – Preview, Tips and Odds

NBA
New Orleans Pelicans
Final
126:117
San Antonio Spurs
Highlights and Stats


The New Orleans Pelicans face the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, 22nd of December, 09:00 PM EST at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are currently sitting on the 3rd place in the Western Conference, having 18 wins and 12 losses and the Spurs are at the #14 position with a balance of 10-20.

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Head to Head

*Last game between teams from 12-02-2022
TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
26 23 32 36 117
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
24 28 19 28 99

Both teams last met earlier this month, when the New Orleans Pelicans recorded a 117-99 blow-out win over the San Antonio Spurs on the road. Zion Williamson was the winners’ main weapon on the floor, ending the game with a double-double to his name, tallying 30 points, catching 15 rebounds, and delivering 8 assists. Devin Vassell was the Spurs’ leading player, finishing with 25 points, 3 dimes, and 4 boards, but these proved insufficient for the win. The New Orleans Pelicans have been a clear favorite when it comes to the latest five head-to-head clashes with the San Antonio Spurs, as they won four of those. There were 217.8 points scored on average across those five encounters.
*Last 5 head-to-head games
Team12-02-202211-23-202210-09-202204-13-202203-26-2022
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
117129111113 103
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
99 110 97 103107

New Orleans Pelicans Form

*Last 10 New Orleans Pelicans Games - 6:4
12-19-202212-17-202212-15-202212-13-202212-11-202212-09-202212-07-202212-04-202212-02-202211-30-2022
119:128vs Milwaukee Bucks118:114@ Phoenix Suns132:129@ Utah Jazz121:100@ Utah Jazz129:124vs Phoenix Suns128:117vs Phoenix Suns104:98vs Detroit Pistons121:106vs Denver Nuggets99:117@ San Antonio Spurs126:108vs Toronto Raptors

The New Orleans Pelicans lost 119–128 to the Milwaukee Bucks in their latest game on the 19th of December in front of their own fans. Jonas Valanciunas had the biggest impact for his team. He contributed 37 points, five dimes, and 18 rebounds. As a whole, the Pels finished the match averaging 42.4% field goals, 70.8% from the foul line, and 40.0% three-pointers. They are now on a four-game losing skid, having won six of their previous ten games while losing four. The team is performing at a great level at the Smoothie King Center with a 12-4 home record. The Pelicans are set to meet the Oklahoma City Thunder away from home in their next match, scheduled for June 23, 2022.

New Orleans Pelicans Averages this Season

  • Points For
    117.30
  • Points Against
    112.50
  • Assits
    26.92
  • Rebounds
    45.50
  • Steals
    8.86
  • Turnovers
    15.36
  • Blocks
    4.56
  • Points Difference
    4.80

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

New Orleans Pelicans Standout Performer

  • Zion Williamson

    The franchise's best player this campaign has been Zion Williamson. He averages 25.2 points, 4.7 assists and 7.2 rebounds per 33.4 minutes spent on the floor.

New Orleans Pelicans Missing Players

  • E.J. Liddell
    Knee
  • Brandon Ingram
    Toe
  • Zion Williamson
    Medical Protocols
  • Larry Nance Jr.
    Achilles

San Antonio Spurs Form

*Last 10 San Antonio Spurs Games - 4:6
12-19-202212-17-202212-14-202212-12-202212-10-202212-08-202212-04-202212-02-202211-30-202211-26-2022
105:124@ Houston Rockets101:111vs Miami Heat112:128vs Portland Trail Blazers112:111vs Cleveland Cavaliers111:115@ Miami Heat118:109vs Houston Rockets95:133vs Phoenix Suns99:117vs New Orleans Pelicans119:111@ Oklahoma City Thunder138:143vs Los Angeles Lakers

On 12/19, the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Houston Rockets 105-124 on the road. 26 points turned out to be enough for Devin Vassell to end the game as San Antonio’s top scorer on the night. He also assisted five times and caught four rebounded balls for 29 minutes of playing time. The Spurs averaged at a very good 55.4% field goal percentage, a more than decent 50.0% when shooting from distance, and 78.9% at the free throw line. The team is 4-6 in the last ten meetings and currently on a W1 run. The franchise has a feeble record of 5-8 when playing on enemy territory this term. The San Antonio Spurs’ next showing will be against the Orlando Magic on 12/23/2022 away from home at the Amway Center.

San Antonio Spurs Averages This Season

  • Points For
    110.30
  • Points Against
    119.50
  • Assits
    26.97
  • Rebounds
    43.17
  • Steals
    7.14
  • Turnovers
    16.51
  • Blocks
    4.26
  • Points Difference
    -9.20

Field Goal Percentage

3-Point Percentage

Free Throw Percentage

San Antonio Spurs Standout Performer

  • Keldon Johnson

    Keldon Johnson has been the most valuable player among the San Antonio Spurs roster, notching 21.1 pts, 2.9 dimes and 5.2 rebounds for an average of 32.6 minutes playing time this season

San Antonio Spurs Missing Players

  • Blake Wesley
    Knee
  • Keldon Johnson
    Back
  • Jakob Poeltl
    Knee

Game Details

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Final
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans Pelicans
37 28 29 32 126
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Spurs
17 29 29 42 117
New Orleans PelicansSan Antonio Spurs
  • Score

    126
    117
  • Field Goals Made

    44
    43
  • Field Goals Attempts

    91
    90
  • 3 pts Made

    13
    9
  • 3 pts Attempts

    34
    28
  • Free Throws Made

    25
    22
  • Free Throws Attempts

    27
    27
  • Rebounds Total

    46
    44
  • Rebounds Offence

    16
    14
  • Rebounds Defence

    30
    30
  • Assists

    25
    23
  • Steals

    10
    8
  • Blocks

    6
    2
  • Turnovers

    17
    17
  • Personal Fouls

    24
    24

Player Ratings

New Orleans Pelicans

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
C.J. McCollum37142751.971450.055100.01789125140+23
Herbert Jones344850.02450.022100.01232212212+16
Trey Murphy III285862.51333.34580.00441200415+7
Jonas Valanciunas2661442.9020.044100.055101102516+10
Jose Alvarado2541136.41425.0000112330019+10
Naji Marshall253650.01250.0000235200237+3
Willy Hernangomez223650.0010.077100.04375124513-1
Dyson Daniels201425.0010.00000331001220
Jaxson Hayes123475.0010.0000123001116-9
Devonte' Graham91250.01250.03475.0101100006-8
Garrett Temple2010.0000000000000000-6

San Antonio Spurs

PLAYERMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOPFPTS+/-
Jeremy Sochan3171450.02450.071070.06396102123-14
Devin Vassell3041330.81616.711100.00995302110-18
Tre Jones2871258.31333.344100.002230022190
Jakob Poeltl226966.700011100.01341102413-4
Josh Richardson2151145.52540.02366.71233001214-2
Malaki Branham214666.71333.3000000000129-6
Zach Collins182633.300022100.0112200036-13
Romeo Langford1811100.0000000112010252-2
Doug McDermott172825.01520.0000134100105-10
Stanley Johnson134580.01250.03475.00442121112+13
Keita BatesDiop91333.300022100.0101000014-1
Charles Bassey8020.0000000224010310+8
Isaiah Roby4000000000000000010+4

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