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Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 4-12-24 Picks

New Orleans Pelicans (48-32) vs. Golden State Warriors (45-35)
April 12, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Golden State Warriors -4.5; Over/Under: +220
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors meet Friday in NBA action at the Chase Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pelicans vs Warriors prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are starting to heat up again as they are now gunning for a fourth straight victory after outlasting the Kings in a 135-123 road win on Thursday. Zion Wiliamson led the team with 31 points and six assists on 13 of 21 shooting, CJ McCollum drained nine 3-pointers to finish with 31 points and seven assists while Trey Murphy chipped in with 27 points. As a team, the Pelicans shot a healthy 57 percent from the field and a sizzling 22 of 40 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 34 points in the first quarter to take the early double-digit lead and they just kept their foot on the gas, pouring in 37 points in the fourth quarter to keep their win streak alive.

Golden State Warriors

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors have been in red-hot form as they’ve won nine of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a fourth straight win after sneaking past the Trail Blazers in a 100-92 road win on Thursday. Stephen Curry led the team with 22 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, Jonathan Kuminga added 19 points while Andrew Wiggins chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Warriors shot 46 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled to gain any separation from the pesky Trail Blazers, until they played excellent defense to hold the Trail Blazers to just 18 points in the fourth quarter.

Golden State Warriors Team Facts

  • The Warriors have won each of their last 18 home games against the Pelicans following a win.
  • The Warriors have covered the spread in eight of their last nine home games on the second leg of a back-to-back against Western Conference opponents.
  • Each of the Warriors’ last six Friday games have gone UNDER the total points line.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The road team has won each of the Pelicans’ last seven games.
  • The Pelicans have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games after winning as underdogs.
  • Six of the Pelicans’ last seven games against the Warriors following a road win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Pelicans vs Warriors prediction

The Pelicans are still missing Larry Nance Jr and Brandon Ingram, while the Warriors are going to be without Gary Payton, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. The Warriors come into this one as the team in better form, but with three key players under an injury cloud, I’m going to favor the Pelicans to get the win in this spot. I can see why the Warriors are still favored at home, but I think the Pelicans can pull off the minor upset in this one.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: New Orleans +4.5

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