Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Pick-Odds-Prediction 12/17/13
New Orleans Pelicans (11-11) at Golden State Warriors (13-12)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -8 -- Over/Under: 207.5 See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans head to the ORACLE Arena on Tuesday to face off against the Golden State Warriors.
The Golden State Warriors are currently 13-12 on the year, putting the Warriors three games back from the division leading Clippers in the Pacific. The Warriors are struggling on the road this season, but at home, Golden State is getting it done, going a solid 7-3 overall. The Warriors again have a top ten offense this season, led by Curry, who is scoring an average of 24.1 points per game on the season. The Warriors are struggling a bit heading into Tuesday’s game against the Pelicans, dropping their last two in a row, and three out of their last four.
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Golden State on Tuesday, with a record of 11-11 on the season, going a respectable 4-6 away from home this year. The Pelicans also have a top ten offense this year, putting up a very respectable 103 points per game, led by Ryan Anderson, who is scoring 21.8 this season. The Pelicans have won two out of their last three heading into this meeting with the Warriors, but did fall last time out to the Nuggets in Denver on Sunday, 102-93.
The Pelicans are just 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games following an outright loss, and the Pelicans are just 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games following an ATS loss. The over is 8-1 in the last nine Tuesday games for the Pelicans, and the over is 6-1 in the last seven road games for New Orleans.
The Warriors are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven Tuesday games, and the Warriors are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games against a team with a losing record. The over is 10-3 in the last 13 games for the Warriors on Tuesday games.
I’m going to have to take the over in this spot. Both the Pelicans and the Warriors have stout offenses, and with both teams needing wins, I see no reason why either team would take their foot off the gas in this one as I expect to see plenty of points here on Tuesday.