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Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 10/31/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) at Golden State Warriors (7-1)
Date & Time Wednesday October 31, 2018, 10:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Golden State Warriors -11.5 -- Over/Under: 235.5
TV Channel
NSBA, FSNO
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NBA | New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) at Golden State Warriors (7-1)
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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 their second road win of the season to build on their 4-2 record. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 122.5 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 118.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.3 points and 13.3 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 22.7 points and 9.5 rebounds. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last eight road games.

The Golden State Warriors look to remain unbeaten at home to build on their quick 7-1 record. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 124.2 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 32.5 points and 5.5 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 28.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have lost eight regular season home games since last Christmas.

The Pelicans are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games, 25-8 ATS in their last 33 vs. Western Conference and 21-8 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Warriors are 45-22-3 ATS in their last 70 Wednesday games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Warriors last 4 overall and the under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.

The Golden State Warriors have covered six of their last eight games as a double-digit underdog, and you can't consider the Pelicans until you know for sure that Anthony Davis is going to play. So, give me the over. Both of these teams are offensive powerhouses and both teams have topped 100 points in eight of the last 10 times they played. Instead of playing with a spread when you don't know if a key player is going to play or not, I'll just take the over in a game that should feature a ton of buckets.

Pick:
Over 235.5

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