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The San Antonio Spurs will travel to the big easy to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Matt McCuen breaks down the game.
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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction: Will the Spurs' Offense Be Too Much For the Pelicans?

The San Antonio Spurs will travel to the big easy to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Spurs came into this season not slated to be a play-in team but now have a chance to add to a historic season for head coach Greg Popovich.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction

Pop became the all-time leader in wins in the NBA earlier this season. The leader for the Spurs comes in the form of point guard Dejantue Murray. Murray made his first all-star game this year, and this likely will not be his last. Murray will have to step up and have a great game if the Spurs want to pull off this upset.

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The Pelicans could not have had a worse start to their season on the court and took tough news off the court when they learned that their star Zion Williamson would not play this season. Williamsons' absence looked like it was going to be too much for the Pelicans to overcome, but they were aggressive at the trade deadline and added star guard CJ Mccollum. CJ is a huge part of why they are in this game, as he has been outstanding since coming over from Portland. The play of Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valancius has also been outstanding this season. Willie Green, the pelicans head coach, has done a great job getting his team in this play in-game. The Pelicans enter this one as a 5.5 point favorite. 

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The play I am taking is going with will be a team total over on the Spurs. I am backing their team total of over 110.5. This is a team that plays with one of the fastest tempos in all of the NBA, and they are playing against a New Orleans defense that is below average. The Pelicans allow 110.3 per game, and now they face this high-tempo offense. The Spurs rank eighth in the NBA, scoring 113.2 points per game. I believe they will look to play with a ton of pace in this win-or-go-home game. I also see this being a close game down the stretch, so we could get a lot of fouls and clock stoppages late that will help this number get over. I believe this will be a great back and forth game. Let’s cash in! 

New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs Pick

Pick: San Antonio Spurs Team Total Over 110.5 (-113) (Bet $113 to win $100)

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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