Team Del Genio - New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs

TDG’s NBA DIVISION UNDERDOG OF THE MONTH

Handicapper
Team Del Genio
League
NBA
Competition
New Orleans Pelicans vs San Antonio Spurs
Time
11/23/2022 08:10 PM
Bet Type
Point Spread
Pick
San Antonio Spurs +7 (-110) (DraftKings)
Outcome
Loss
Analysis
Our 25* NBA Southwest Division Underdog of the Month is on the San Antonio plus the points versus New Orleans at 8:10 pm et. The San Antonio Spurs were one of the early surprises in the NBA after a 5-2 start to the season. Yet things have gone south for this team since that time with only one victory in their last eleven games. They come off a five-game road trip in which they lost every game after a 123-92 loss in Los Angeles against the Lakers as a 7-point underdog on Sunday. The Spurs made only 39.0% of their shots in the loss. Head coach Gregg Popovich has some exciting young talent on the roster in Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell, yet the expectations for this team are for them to be in the conversation to win the NBA draft lottery. However, this team is playing hard for Popovich, and he will demand a better effort tonight returning home again after a loss by 31 points. San Antonio is 27-13-2 ats in their last forty-two games after a loss by 10 or more points. They have covered the point spread in ten of their last twelve games after scoring 95 or fewer points. This group is struggling on defense as they allow their opponents to make 50.6% of their shots. The Spurs do play better on defense at home at the AT&T Center where their opponents make 47.6% of their shots. They begin a three-game homestand having covered the point spread in nine of their last twelve games at home. Veteran Jason Poetl is listed as probable to take the court tonight despite a knee injury. San Antonio has covered the point spread in fourteen of their last nineteen games against winning teams. New Orleans comes off one of its best games of the season in a 128-83 victory against Golden State on Monday. The Pelicans raised their record to 10-7 by winning four of their last five games. Their 53.8% shooting mark against the Warriors was their second-best mark of the year, and they matched that by holding Golden State to a 37.8% shooting percentage, their best defensive mark of the season. Yet New Orleans has covered the point spread twice in their last eight games after winning their previous game, and they have covered the point spread once in their last five games after playing a game where they scored 125 or more points. The Pelicans have covered the point spread in twenty-three of their last sixty-four games after a win at home by 20 or more points. They have covered the point spread in nine of their last twenty-eight games after winning four or five of their last six games. Finally, New Orleans has covered the point spread just once in their last nine games against the Spurs. As a home underdog, take San Antonio plus the points to keep it close. Good luck - Team Del Genio.

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