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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors - 4/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans
Date & Time Tuesday April 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Line
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +6.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NSBA, FSNO
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The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Golden State Warriors look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 14 games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 117.8 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.6 points and 5.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 26.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and DeMarcus Cousins is grabbing 8.1 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won six of their last eight road games.

The New Orleans Pelicans look to end the year on a high note after losing six of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.6 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.9 points and 12 rebounds while Julius Randle is averaging 21.4 points and 8.7 rebounds. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Miller is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost seven of their last eight home games.

The Warriors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 1-9 ATS in their last 10 home games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 overall. The under is 17-5 in Warriors last 22 overall.

The Golden State Warriors have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Pelicans and seven of those eight wins were decided by seven or more points. The Warriors are looking more and more like the Warriors of old as the playoffs approach, and they're winning their last five games by an average of 22.4 points on 53 percent shooting. Even if Anthony Davis plays in possibly his last game in a New Orleans uniform, the Pelicans simply don't have the horses to hang with Golden State when this team is playing at this level. I have no choice but to eat the chalk, as I'm not looking to step in front of the Warriors in their current form. 

Pick:
Golden State Warriors -6.5

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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