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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors - 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: 205 See the Latest Odds


The Golden State Warriors look to complete the series sweep tonight when they battle the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 4.

The Golden State Warriors reminded everyone just how dangerous they are in Game 3 when they came back from a 20-point fourth quarter deficit to take down the Pelicans by 123-119 in overtime. Stephen Curry led the way with 40 points and nine assists including the clutch three pointer to send the game into overtime and Klay Thompson was right there with 28 points of his own. No other player really added much in terms of scoring, but Draymond Green was instrumental in the furious comeback, making countless hustle players including putback layups and key passes to finish the game with 12 points, 17 rebounds and five assists. All in all, the Warriors could not be higher on confidence now, because they looked absolutely dead in the water after three quarters but are now looking at a series sweep with another win tonight.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


As for the Pelicans, Anthony Davis had a big game of 29 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks, Ryan Anderson scored 26 points off the bech while Tyreke Evans added 19 points and eight assists but it somehow still wasn't enough as the Pelicans fell to pieces in the fourth quarter and never looked likely in overtime. The Pelicans needed to win this game and they deserved it after three near-perfect quarters but on too many plays, they were just caught watching the ball instead of doing the simple things like boxing out and making the easy passes.

In ATS trends, the Warriors are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 Conference Quarterfinals games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall, while the Pelicans are 6-0 ATS in their last six home games and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.

Head to head, the Warriors are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings overall and just 1-3-1 ATS in the last five meetings in New Orleans.

The Warriors have yet to cover against the Pelicans in this series but I don't expect that trend to continue tonight. The Warriors may have just broken the Pelicans' spirits in the last game and should be able to run away with a double digit win if they lead after three quarters.


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