NBA Matchups  >>  San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview 01/07/2013

The San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Hornets will meet on the court at New Orleans Arena on Monday in a battle of division rivals.
Oddsmakers currently have the Spurs listed as 8-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game's total is sitting at 195½.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 109-86 result against the 76ers on January 5. The Spurs covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 99-96 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
San Antonio:
Team record: 27-9 SU, 22-13-1 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games

When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

New Orleans:
Team record: 8-25 SU, 16-17 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 1-9


NEXT UP:
San Antonio home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, January 9
New Orleans home to Houston, Wednesday, January 9