Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Prediction 4/12/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (48-32) travel to face off against the Golden State Warriors (45-35) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Chase Center in San Francisco and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans clinched a 135-123 win over the Kings in their previous game. As the second half got underway, the Pelicans were leading by a score of 64-58.

With their current three game winning streak, the Pelicans have an overall record of 48-32. In the Western Conference, they are in 6th place and are 2nd in the Southwest division.

In terms of the spread, New Orleans currently holds an ATS record of 42-37, which is above .500. The Pelicans maintain an ATS record of 22-18 on the road, while they have a 20-19 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Warriors Are Coming Off A Win

The Warriors clinched a 100-92 win over the Trail Blazers in their previous game. The Warriors entered the game as -13-point favorites, but their 8 point victory fell short of covering the spread. Considering the over/under, the total of 192 points fell short of the set over/under line of 220.5.

When looking at the Warriors’ overall record of 45-35, they have been better on the road (25-16) compared to at home (20-19) this season.

Presently, Golden State boasts an ATS record of 43-36, which is above .500 against the spread. The Warriors maintain an ATS record of 27-14 on the road, while they have a 16-22 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

Through 80 games the Pelicans are averaging 115.2 points per contest, placing them 13th in the NBA.

When it comes to scoring, the Pelicans are 13th in the league at 115.2 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 18th at 97.2 possessions per game. On the road, they are averaging 115.3 points per game compared to 115.1 at home.

So far this season, the Pelicans have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 8th in the league at 48%. From two-point range, they are 13th in the league at 55%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 7th in the league at 38%. In terms of free throws, they are 11th in both makes and attempts. Finally, the Pelicans are 12th in the league in assists at 27 per game.

Warriors Offense Breakdown

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The Golden State offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 8th ranked offense at 117.8 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Warriors are 8th in the NBA at 117.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 117.6 points per game this season. In terms of pace, Golden State is 12th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game.

One area where the Warriors excel is three-point shooting. They are 2nd in the NBA in made threes at 14.8 per game. Overall, they are shooting 38% from beyond the arc, which is 5th in the league.

Despite their high-scoring offense, the Warriors are just 13th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also just 27th in free throw attempts this season.

Pelicans Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 110.5 points per contest. The New Orleans defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 46.3% of their field goal attempts vs. New Orleans.

Warriors Team Defense

At present, the Warriors’ defense is ranked 17th, allowing 115.2 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Warriors are forcing 13.7 per game, which is 23rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 23rd in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Warriors

In today’s game, our projections have Zion Williamson leading the Pelicans with 23 points on 9/15 shooting from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23 points per game, in addition to 5.8 rebounds.

As for Golden State, Stephen Curry is projected to be the primary scorer for the Warriors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 26, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 44.9%, and his scoring average is 26.3 points per game.

Pelicans vs Warriors Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Pelicans offense has averaged 115 points per game while allowing an average of 102. New Orleans posted an overall record of 9-1 while going 6-3-1 ATS.
  • In their last five games at home, the Warriors have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 118 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that New Orleans was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 6-4 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Warriors have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.

Pelicans vs Warriors Prediction

In this Pelicans vs. Warriors matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Pelicans at +4.5. While we project the Warriors to win 115-111, our recommendation is to bet on the Pelicans for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 220, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Warriors to score a combined 226 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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