Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 2/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (24-32) at Golden State Warriors (12-44)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Chase Center)
The Line: Golden State Warriors +8 -- Over/Under: 238
The New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors collide at the Chase Center on Sunday night.
The New Orleans Pelicans have been on nice run lately as they’ve won seven of their past 10 games and they will be looking to stay hot after blowing past the Trailblazers in a 128-115 road win on Friday. Zion Williamson led the team with 25 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Jrue Holiday added 20 points with nine assists and four steals while Brandon Ingram chipped in with 16 points and six assists. As a team, the Pelicans shot a healthy 53 percent from the field and a 18 of 34 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 40 points in the first quarter and they led by as many as 22 points before easing off in the fourth quarter as they rested some starters.
Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in a slump as they’ve lost 20 of their last 23 games and they will be hoping to put an end to an ugly five-game skid after getting routed by the Rockets in a 135-105 home loss on Thursday. Andrew Wiggins led the team with 22 points on 10 of 17 shooting, Jordan Poole added 19 points while Damion Lee chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 49 percent from the field and seven of 33 from the 3-point line, but this game was over before halftime as the Warriors were already trailing by 21 points at the end of the first quarter as they just had no answer for the Rockets who started on fire.
Looking at the betting trends, the Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a losing record and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Warriors are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games, 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five home games following a double-digit home loss.
Head to head, the over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Golden State.
The Pelicans have been a team on the rise ever since Williamson joined the lineup and they will be full of confidence after making light work of the Trailblazers on Friday. The Warriors have been the worst team in the league all season and they’re coming into this one fresh off a 30-point loss to the Rockets. The Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 game against a team with a losing record, so I’m taking the Pelicans to continue that form with an easy win and cover in this one.