Two Western Conference teams in the National Basketball Association will get together on Wednesday. Two teams that are in the postseason race get together in San Antonio. The Spurs will take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Spurs come into the game with a 36-25 record on the season, and are 22-6 at home. The Spurs are coming off their win against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
The New Orleans Pelicans are on fire. They have won 6 straight games, and 7 out of their last 10 games. The Pelicans are now 34-26 on the season, and tied with Portland for fifth in the Western Conference. The San Antonio Spurs are -5 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday.
Leonard On Way Back
The San Antonio Spurs are hoping to get their leader Kawhi Leonard back in action soon. The Spurs have been holding on for dear life in the Western Conference without Leonard. The Spurs have struggled to score, with just 102 points per game. Defensively, the Spurs still remain the best in the league, allowing less than 99 per game.
The Spurs without Leonard are led by LaMarcus Aldridge with 22.8 points per game. Aldridge is also ripping down 8.3 rebounds per game. The Spurs are in second place in the Southwest Division. The Spurs trail the Houston Rockets by 11.5 games.
Pelicans Looking to Stay Red Hot
One of the teams trying to chase down the Spurs in the standings – the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans are just 1.5 games behind the Spurs. New Orleans during their six game winning streak have scored 118 points or more in each of those games. The last four games, the Pelicans are scoring nearly 130 per game.
In the win over the Phoenix Suns, Anthony Davis scored a game high 53 points. The Pelicans as a team are scoring 111.9 per game. Davis leads the team with 28.2 points per game, while ripping down more than 11 rebounds per game. The Pelicans are without DeMarcus Cousins, who was scoring 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds per game.
Pelicans Down Spurs
This should be a pretty fun basketball game. You have the offense of the New Orleans Pelicans, and the incredible defense of the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs still are not right, but they played well in the recent win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The offense for New Orleans is going to be too much for the beat up Spurs. When you are betting this game in the National Basketball Association the bet to take is the New Orleans Pelicans +5 over San Antonio Spurs. Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans +5 over the San Antonio Spurs in Western Conference basketball on Wednesday.