Spurs vs. Pelicans prediction, odds, prop bets

Day two of the NBA play-in games is here and Action Network’s Joe Dellera is here to share his favorite player bets for Wednesday (above video).

For his first prediction, Dellera is looking at the Western Conference play-in game between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans. In that game, Dellera backs Dejounte Murray with 17.5 rebounds + assists and Jakob Poeltl with 10.5 rebounds + assists.

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Spurs vs. Pelicans Power Player: Dejounte Murray ‘over’ 17.5 rebounds + assists (-105)

Dellera’s belief in Murray stems from his ability to post above-average marks against the Pelicans and the postseason swings.

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“Murray has hit this in 53 percent of the games this season and in three of four against the Pelicans,” explains Dellera.

Also, due to the increased stakes, Dellera expects Murray to log more minutes than he did in the regular season. In Murray’s only postseason game to date, he logged 39 minutes, a mark he has reached in 13 games this season. In those 13 games, Murray has surpassed this benchmark by 10.

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Spurs vs. Pelicans Power Player: Jakob Poeltl ‘over’ 10.5 rebounds + assists (-140)

As for Poeltl, Dellera’s confidence stems from his recent ability to surpass this prop benchmark.

“[Poeltl] he has reached this number in seven of his last 10 games and in 71 percent of the games this season,” says Dellera.

Additionally, Poeltl is a perfect four-for-four against this line against the Pelicans this season and is averaging 13.25 rebounds + assists in those four contests. Against a New Orleans defense that has struggled of late, Dellera expects the Utah product to go five of five tonight.


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Hawks vs. Player Support Hornets: De’Andre Hunter ‘over’ 14.5 points (-120)

For Dellera’s final player bet, he’s backing De’Andre Hunter for over 14.5 points for the Hawks against the Charlotte Hornets.

Hunter has nailed this fixture in both games against the Hornets this season, and since Atlanta will require his defensive prowess to limit the Hornets, Dellera thinks he’ll play at least 30 minutes tonight. In 27 games this season in which Hunter has logged more than 30 minutes, he has exceeded this point total in 16, including eight of his last 10 such games.

For those reasons, please support another strong performance on Wednesday from the University of Virginia product.

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