Warriors at Pelicans - 4/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Golden State Warriors (63-14) at New Orleans Pelicans (41-35)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSN
The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after losing just three games since March. On the season, the Warriors are averaging 109.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.3 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 23.6 points and 7.7 assists while Klay Thompson is averaging 21.5 points and three assists. Draymond Green is grabbing eight rebounds and Harrison Barnes is dishing 1.4 assists. The Golden State Warriors really have nothing to play for but are still shooting 46 percent from the field and 39 percent from deep in their last five games. Still, the Warriors last seven losses have come on the road. Andrew Bogut is questionable with a foot injury.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after winning four of their last five games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and are allowing 98.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.4 points and 10.3 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 assists. Ryan Anderson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Eric Gordon is dishing 3.9 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 47.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pelicans find themselves just a half game out of the last playoff spot in the West. The Pelicans have also won eight of their last 11 games on their home court.
The Warriors are 40-18 ATS in their last 58 vs. Western Conference and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a ATS loss and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 7-1-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in New Orleans and 22-8-2 ATS in the last 32 meetings overall.
I would have given the Pelicans the benifet of the doubt here if the Warriors didn't just get beat up by the Spurs. Look for Kerr to be hard on his guys and make sure they get back to their winning ways by covering the small number here. I'm also confident Golden State would rather play a banged up OKC team than the Pelicans, so they'll be playing to win this matchup.