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Spurs vs. Pelicans Best Bets Wednesday 4/13/22




If the four games between the Spurs and Pelicans are any indication of how tonight will go, then do not be shocked to see Gregg Popovich popping bottles in the visitor’s locker room. The Spurs won three of four against the Pelicans this year, despite losing two more games overall. After a slow start and subsequent trade for CJ McCollum, the Pelicans finished strong and are playing for a playoff spot. Their two other top contributors were in question, but both Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas are expected to play through injury.

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San Antonio has nothing new on the injury report, including a now healthy Lonnie Walker. It is still the Dejounte Murray show despite having a couple of solid contributors around him like Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell. The Spurs are riding a three-game losing streak heading into tonight.

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NBA Player Props & Picks | Spurs vs. Pelicans

San Antonio Spurs vs. New Olreans Pelicans

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Coverage: ESPN

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Spurs +5.5: -108 (FanDuel)

This line seems a little large for a team that is only two games apart from their opponent and owns the head-to-head matchup. There is also the matter of the Spurs covering seven straight games, with little to no adjustment here. San Antonio has also won four straight games as dogs against New Orleans. Between Murray and Pop, on and off the floor, San Antonio should have little problem hanging in this game. There is no need to take the Spurs outright, as it is a single playoff game and OddsShopper bought two cents back for taking the 5.5 points.

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Devin Vassell Same Game Parlay: +200 (DraftKings)

Thanks to OddsShopper there are two huge plays for Vassell tonight that correlate into a strong Same Game Parlay. The first leg is over 3.5 rebounds (-135 PointsBet) on the night. Awesemo has Vassell pegged for 5.6 boards, which is a huge number compared to the total. OddsShopper has an 81% xWin chance of this prop hitting and a 40% xROI on the play. The second leg is Vassell going over his point total of 13.5 points (+102 FanDuel). Awesemo has him projected for 16.7 points, a full three points better than the total. OddsShopper has a 68% xWin chance of this leg hitting, along with a 38% xROI on the play. Expect Vassell to be involved tonight and take advantage of this play.

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CJ McCollum Over 4.5 Assists: -140 (PointsBet)

McCollum cannot just post up from the outside and expect his team to beat the Spurs tonight. He will need to be actively getting his teammates involved. Awesemo thinks this total is too low, with a free projection of 6.4 dimes for McCollum. OddsShopper thinks it is a hammer play with a 76% xWin chance of hitting and a 31% xROI. He has had at least four assists in each of his last five regular-season games (The Warriors game where he played six minutes is not factored in), going over the number two of those times.

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Brandon Ingram Over 5.5 Assists: -120 (FanDuel)

The Pelicans have three options on different levels to score and while Ingram is playing through injury, he should be able to facilitate between McCollum and Valanciunas. The books seem to be shorting Ingram in the dime category, at least according to Awesemo’s free projection of 6.9 assists. Ingram going over his prop has a 69% xWin chance from OddsShopper and a 26% xROI on the play. He has gone over this number in three of the five games he played since returning from a nearly month-long absence in March.

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