Warriors at Pelicans - 4/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (70-15) at New Orleans Pelicans (45-40)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +7 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNB, Fox Sports New Orleans
The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday night in game four of their playoff series.
The Golden State Warriors can end this series with a sweep with a victory here. Stephen Curry is averaging 32 points and 6.7 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 25 points and 3.3 rebounds. Draymond Green is averaging 13.7 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing two assists. The Golden State Warriors came back in game three after being down 20 points in the fourth quarter. The Warriors offense is deadly once it gets going, as they’re averaging 11.3 made threes and shooting 48.5 percent from two in this series. The Warriors have won six straight games when topping 100 points. The Warriors last eight losses have come on the road. David Lee is questionable with a back injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans hope to avoid a sweep by finishing a game for once. Anthony Davis is averaging 30 points and 11 rebounds while Eric Gordon is averaging 15 points and 3.3 assists. Tyreke Evans is grabbing five rebounds and Norris Cole is dishing 2.3 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans have played with the Warriors all series but find themselves dealing with an 0-3 hole. The good news is that Ryan Anderson showed up in game three, scoring 26 points and grabbing five rebounds. It’ll be interesting to see how the Pelicans bounce back after an all-time collapse. The Pelicans have won seven of their last 10 home games.
The Warriors are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 Conference Quarterfinals games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pelicans are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Warriors are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Pelicans have shown they can play with the Warriors, and they should have at least one win this series. I am worried about the horrible close out in game three and how that will play here. Still, I have to go with what I've seen in the first three games, and the Pels should be able to keep it close once again.