Warriors vs. Pelicans - 3/20/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (37-30) at Golden State Warriors (54-13)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
The Line: Golden State Warriors -9 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, CSNB
The New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors meet Friday at the ORACLE Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after winning five of their last eight. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.7 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 13.3 points and 3.9 assists while Norris Cole is averaging 9.8 points and 3.6 assists. Quincy Pondexter is dishing 1.6 assists and Alexis Ajinca is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans need to keep winning if they hope to make the playoffs, but they’re coming off a Thursday loss to the Suns in which they shot just 37.8 percent from the field. NO has to get healthy. Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans are questionable while Omer Asik is doubtful with injuries.
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The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning eight of their last nine. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.5 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.4 points and 7.9 assists while Draymond Green is averaging 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds. Marreese Speights is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Harrison Barnes is shooting 48.7 percent from the field. The Golden State Warriors are coming off a Wednesday victory over the Hawks in which they shot 52.4 percent from the field. The Warriors have yet to lose a game when allowing less than 100 points, and they’re 31-2 SU at home, which is by far the best home record in the league.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 0 days rest. The Warriors are 36-16-2 ATS in their last 54 home games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Golden State and 8-21-2 ATS in the last 31 meetings overall.
The Warriors have been money all season long SU and ATS on their home court. The Pelicans are also losing players left and right. Look for the GSW to win this by double digits.