New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors - 10/31/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (2-0) at New Orleans Pelicans (0-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -- Over/Under: 212 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans play Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to keep the ball rolling after a fast 2-0 start to the year. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 111.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 93.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32.5 points and 6.5 assists while Marreese Speights is averaging 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Festus Ezeli is grabbing 5.5 rebounds and Draymond Green is dishing 4.5 assists. The Golden State Warriors are coming off a Friday win over the Rockets in which they allowed 36.6 percent shooting. Curry and Klay Thompson are a combined 10-28 from deep in the first two games. The Warriors have yet to lose a regular season game when allowing under 100 points since Steve Kerr was hired.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for a big victory here after a rough 0-2 start to the season. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 94.5 points on 40.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 21.5 points and eight rebounds while Eric Gordon is averaging 17 points and 3.5 assists. Ryan Anderson is grabbing 7.5 rebounds and Ish Smith is dishing 8.5 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are clearly struggling due to subpar play, and it doesn’t help that a lot of their key guys are hurt. Still, the Pelicans have five double-digit scorers and are getting 68 points from their starters. The Pelicans have lost seven of their last nine regular season games when allowing 100-plus points.
The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings in New Orleans.
The Pelicans are just too banged up to compete with the Warriors right now. Golden State is a freight train that's tough to stop. I don't see New Orleans hanging in this game.