New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors - 11/26/13
Golden State Warriors (8-6) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-6)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm (New Orleans Arena)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +1 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Golden State Warriors embark on a four-game road trip which starts against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.
The Warriors have been in a bit of a slump lately, but things really went from bad to worse in their 113-101 loss to the surprising Trailblazers on Saturday. Klay Thompson shot 10 of 13 for his 30 points, while Stephen Curry added 22 points and 11 assists, but while the Warriors were on top for most of the game, the tide turned when Andrew Bogut and Joel Freeland got into an altercation which ultimately led to six technical fouls and three ejections. The Blazers then got hot from the field and there was little the Warriors could do after the incident. With the loss, the Warriors drop to a modest 8-6 on the season and 5-2 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Pelicans were on a three-game winning streak before they ran into the red-hot Spurs on Monday. In a game where the Pelicans were trailing by as many as 32 points, Jrue Holiday led the team with 12 points and seven assists while Ryan Anderson added 17 points off the bench, but Anthony Davis was shut down for just 10 points and six rebounds in one of his worst outings of the season. With the loss, the Pelicans fall to 6-7 on the season which is a actually a little misleading because of their six wins, only one has come against a team with a winning record.
In ATS trends, the Warriors are 8-0 ATS in their alst eight games following a double digit loss at home and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Pelicans are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
As I mentioned above, the Pelicans have only been beating the sub .500 teams so far while the Warriors are only 8-6, they are much better than the Cavs and the Jazz who the Pelicans managed to sneak by. The Warriors have shown that they bounce back from big losses all the time and I'm confident they can do that here.