Take the Points +8 for Pelicans vs. Spurs NBA Pick

Ross Benjamin

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 5:05 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 5:05 PM UTC

We’ll be providing you with all the pertinent NBA betting details for this New Year’s Eve NBA clash contest between Spurs vs. Pelicans.

Closing 2014 with a NBA Tilt by the River Walk
The San Antonio Spurs will host the New Orleans Pelicans tonight with the opening tip coming at 7:05 PM ET. According to the NBA odds at BetOnline, the Spurs are a 5.0 point favorite, and the posted total is 200.0. These clubs have split their two meetings this season with the home team winning on each occasion. San Antonio won all 4-games versus New Orleans a season ago, and 3 of the 4 went over the total. The Spurs will once again be without the services of starters Tony Parker (hamstring) and Kawhi Leonard (bruised hand) tonight.


The Skinny on New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off a 110-106 win over the Phoenix Suns last night, and covered a 2.0 point home favorite. They’ve now gone 8-5 in their last 13-games, and have also gone a very profitable 10-3 ATS during that time. It’s never easy to win at San Antonio. However, they may be catching a very tired Spurs team who is without two starters at the right time.


Spurs Struggles
The San Antonio Spurs are coming off a 95-87 loss at Memphis last night. They’re now just 2-7 in the last 9-games. The Spurs defensive play during their previous 5-games has been a bit concerning. During that time they’ve allowed an average of 106.0 points per game, and their opponents have shot a robust 42.3% from beyond the three-point line. San Antonio has seen each of their previous 10-games at home go over the total. The Spurs have made an outstanding 41.4% of their three-point attempts at home this season.


NBA Betting System
This will be the Spurs 5th game in the last 7-days, and as I’ve already alluded to they’ve lost 7 of their last 9 overall. NBA betting history is certainly not on their side tonight, and I’ll be fading them for one of my NBA picks today.

Any road underdog (New Orleans), versus an opponent (San Antonio) which has lost 6 or 7 of their previous 8-games, and is playing their 5th game in the last 7-days, has seen that road underdog go 67-34 ATS (66.7%) since 1996. The average line in those games was 4.6, and the road underdog covered by 7.0 points or more on 43.4% of those occasions. As a matter of fact, this exact system has gone 21-7 ATS (75%) during the past five seasons.

Free NBA Picks: Play on New Orleans +5.0 over San Antonio at BetOnline

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