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Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 1/16/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors
Date & Time Wednesday January 16, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Oracle Arena
Oakland, California
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -6 -- Over/Under: 240
TV Channel
ESPN, NSBA, FSNO
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Oracle Arena.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a statement victory after winning six of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 29.4 points and 13.3 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 20.8 points and 8.2 assists. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last nine road games.

The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.4 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 29.4 points and 5.6 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 28.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Quinn Cook is dishing 1.8 assists. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have split their last six home games.

The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 15-6 ATS in their last 21 vs. NBA Pacific and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Warriors last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 vs. Western Conference.

The New Orleans Pelicans are enjoying their best stretch of basketball right now, but a lot of that success came against subpar teams and five of their last seven wins have come at home. On the road, the Pelicans are a mess and continue to be one of the worst defenses in the league in terms of points allowed. The Golden State Warriors are fresh off a game last night in which they lit the Denver Nuggets on fire, and they're now one of the hotter teams in the league with wins in seven of their last eight. When you combine the Peas defensive struggles and the Warriors heating up, it's not a pretty sight. The Warriors have scored 118 or more points in seven of the last 10 games against the Pelicans. I'll lay the reasonable number with the home team.

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -6

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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