Warriors vs. Pelicans Prediction
Will the New Orleans Pelicans keep things close tonight as a home underdog when they host the Golden State Warriors at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Golden State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Warriors are 10-point road favorites to beat the Pelicans, who opened as 9.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 226 but has moved to 228.
Who Public Bettors Like: Golden State. As of this writing, 51% of tickets are on the Warriors to cover the point spread.
Injury Report: Kevin Durant is probable to play for the Warriors despite suffering through an ankle injury and Stephen Curry (hand) is also probable. On the other side, Anthony Davis (groin) is out for the Pelicans.
Who We Like: New Orleans. The home team has covered the spread in all four of the last four meetings between these two teams while the Warriors have failed to cover in six of their last eight trips to New Orleans. Golden State is also just 1-5 at the betting window in its last six road games and 3-7 in its last 10 games overall.
The Pelicans, meanwhile, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games versus the Pacific and have covered in 21 of their last 28 home games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. They've covered in seven of their last 10 home games versus a team with a winning road record as well.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +10