Riding high off their wire-to-wire victory over the Denver Nuggets, the San Antonio Spurs were humbled when they fell behind by as many as 32 in a grudge match loss. Sunday, they have a chance to get that taste out of their mouths against one of the worst teams in the league, the New Orleans Pelicans.
Losing 127-112, the Spurs should be extra motivated after giving up a whopping 20 3-pointers to the Nuggets and allowing them to shoot 50.5% from the field. San Antonio has two more home games before they embark on a tough four-game road trip, so they'll need to take advantage of an 8-20 team while they can.
The Pelicans come off a rare win, defeating the league-worst Detroit Pistons on Friday 109-93. Unfortunately, they might be reeling from the recent news that Zion Williamson will be out for a while longer.
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick
The latest odds from WynnBet have the Spurs as 2 point favorites against the Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans: +110
San Antonio Spurs: -130
The over/under for the matchup is 217.5. The Spurs are averaging 108.4 points per game while the Pelicans are averaging 103.9.
San Antonio Spurs vs. Pelicans Prediction
I'll keep this one short. The Spurs are back to being almost fully healthy while the Pelicans have been struggling in just about every aspect of the game and our missing their best player.
The Pelicans are in the bottom six in both offensive in defensive rating and are allowing opponents to shoot over 47% from the field. Meanwhile, San Antonio is looking to make a push behind the improved recent play of Derrick White and Lonnie Walker.
I think the Spurs should and will take care of business, even on the second night of a back-to-back.
Spurs 115 , Pelicans 101
What channel is the San Antonio Spurs game on?
The game will air on Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports New Orleans. Tip off is set for 7 pm ET.
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San Antonio Spurs Next Games and Schedule
The Spurs wrap up their five-game homestand against the Charlotte Hornets before hitting the road for four straight out west.
Dec. 15 vs. Charlotte
Dec. 17 @ Utah
Dec. 19 @ Sacramento