The New Orleans Pelicans (22-15) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (17-19) on Wednesday, January 10th. This game will be played at Chase Center in San Francisco and televised on ABC. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Warriors are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Pelicans vs Warriors
The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win
The Pelicans won vs. the Kings in their most recent game, ending with a score of 133-100. As the second half got underway, the Pelicans were leading by a score of 72-47.
The Pelicans come into today’s game vs. the Warriors with a record of 22-15. Over their last ten games, the Pelicans are 6-4. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are currently 6th and are in 1st place in the Southwest division.
Presently, New Orleans boasts an ATS record of 21-16, which is above .500 against the spread. During this season, New Orleans has a 10-10 record against the spread as favorites and 11-6 as underdogs.
The Warriors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Golden State’s most recently played the Raptors and lost with a final score of 133-118. The Warriors picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 76-49.
At the moment, the Warriors are 17-19 and have gone 5-5 in their last ten games. In the Western Conference, they are in 12th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.
This season, Golden State holds an ATS record of 16-19, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. The Warriors maintain an ATS record of 9-6 on the road, while they have a 7-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
The Pelicans arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 115.8 points per game (12th).
The Pelicans come into the game ranked 12th in the league in scoring at 115.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 116.1 points per game.
So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 51.4% of their games. In terms of pace, New Orleans is 19th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Pelicans are 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. From three-point range, they are 7th in three-point shooting percentage but have made just 11.8 threes per game (24th).
Warriors Offense Breakdown
Today, the Warriors enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 117.1 points per game (10th).
When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 10th in the league at 117.1 points per game. However, they have actually been better on the road, where they are averaging 118.3 points compared to 116.3 at home.
Golden State’s offense is heavily reliant on the three-point shot, as they are 4th in the league in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are hitting 36% of their threes, which is 15th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Warriors have outscored the NBA average in 55.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 14th in the league at 99.2 possessions per game.
Pelicans Team Defense
This season, the Pelicans’ defense is the 10th ranked defense in the NBA at 10th PPG. So far, they have held opposing offenses below the NBA scoring average in 67.6% of their games. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 13 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.
Warriors Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Warriors’ defense is giving up an average of 116.9 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 25th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 28th in blocked shots at 3.6 per game.
Key Players For The Pelicans And Warriors
For today’s matchup, we project Brandon Ingram to lead the scoring for the Pelicans, putting up 24 points and shooting at a rate of 9/18. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.3 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds.
On the other side, Stephen Curry is our projected leading scorer for the Warriors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 27 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 45% and is averaging 27.1 points per contest.
Pelicans vs Warriors Trends
- In their last three road games, New Orleans has averaged 124 points per game while allowing 103. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- In their last ten games at home, the Warriors have a straight up record of 2-8 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 117 points per game in this stretch.
- The last ten games that Golden State was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 1-9 straight up.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.
The Pelicans is our selection to secure the victory, with a projected score of 115-112. We also like them to cover the spread, so we suggest betting on the Pelicans at -1.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 233 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the under.
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