Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (24-41) at Golden State Warriors (58-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Oracle Arena)
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The New Orleans Pelicans fly into the Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Monday.
The Pelicans have lost seven of their last eight games and will be eager to snap their current three-game losing streak after falling at Milwaukee by 103-92 on Saturday. Anthony Davis carried the offense with a game-high 29 points and 11 rebounds while Luke Babbitt added 16 points, but Ryan Anderson shot just five of 18 for his 13 points which just isn't good enough for a struggling Pelicans team missing key players like Alexis Ajinca, Norris Cole and Eric Gordon. Jrue Holiday has been in great form and was actually coming off a 34-point performance in his previous outing, but he had just eight points and committed seven turnovers in a disappointing performance. With the loss, New Orleans falls to 24-41 overall which leaves them in 12th place in the Western Conference, well out of the playoff race.
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Meanwhile, the Warriors continued their historic season with their fourth straight win, beating the Suns by 123-116 thanks to another massive night from Stephen Curry who finished with 35 points. Marreese Speights provided the spark off the bench with 25 points in just 18 minutes while Klay Thompson had 20 points as the Warriors opened the fourth quarter with a 16-3 run to beat the struggling Suns who put up a great fight. With the win, Golden State improves to 59-6 overall which keeps them on track to finish with the best regular season record in NBA history.
In ATS trends, the Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall, while the Warriors are 21-10-1 ATS in their last 32 games against the Western Conference and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Pelicans are 12-25-2 ATS in the last 39 meetings overall and 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Golden State.
The Warriors received a real scare in their last outing when they almost lost to the lowly Suns so they'll be eager to come out firing and put the Pelicans away early so they can sit back and rest their key players in the fourth quarter, which is bad news for a struggling Pelicans team who are also shorthanded.