Golden State Warriors (18-6) at New Orleans Pelicans (12-11)
|Date & Time||Thursday December 4, 1980, 11:46 AM (EST)|
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +9.5 -- Over/Under:
The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Golden State Warriors look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118 points on 51.2 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 26 points and 6.5 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 24.9 points and 6.6 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 81.9 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won five of their last six road games.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a big victory here after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.4 points on 46.1 percent shooting. DeMarcus Cousins is averaging 25.6 points and 12.3 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.2 points and 11 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and E'Twaun Moore is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last eight road games.
The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific. The Warriors are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in New Orleans, the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
I know the Golden State Warriors are on the end of a back-to-back and Cousins does given them problems in the paint. But the Pelicans will be without Anthony Davis for this game, putting the home team really behind the eight ball in this matchup. There wasn't enough firepower to hang with the Warriors as it is, now it's nearly impossible to keep this game close without its best player. Getting the Warriors just under double-digits is a gift, as this game is almost sure to get ugly.