Pelicans vs. Warriors Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors, 12/20/19 Predictions & Odds

Can the New Orleans Pelicans handle being a road favorite when they take on the struggling Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

557 New Orleans Pelicans vs. 558 Golden State Warriors

Friday, December 20, 2019

10:30PM ET – Chase Center

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new NBA Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, the Pelicans are the slim favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Warriors. The over/under total for the game is listed at 225 points. The public betting currently has 78 percent going on the Pelicans as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Pelicans end skid

New Orleans put an end to its 13-game losing streak on Wednesday night with a 107-99 win at Minnesota. The Pelicans are 7-22 on the season, 3-11 on the road, 10-18-1 against the spread and 15-14 with the under.

The Pelicans are putting up 112.2 points per game this year while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from 3-point land. New Orleans is giving up 118.9 points per game while opponents shoot 47.2 percent against them. Brandon Ingram has been leading the team with 25.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. Jrue Holiday is adding 19.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.6 assists per contest.

Warriors lose fifth straight

Golden State is coming off a 122-112 loss at Portland on Thursday, their fifth consecutive loss. The Warriors are just 1-4 against the spread during this losing streak. Golden State is 5-24 on the season, 3-14 on the road, 12-17 against the spread and 15-14 with the under.

The Warriors have been a mess on both sides of the floor this year. Golden State is averaging just 104.6 points per game on offense while shooting only 43 percent from the field. Defensively, Golden State is giving up 114 points per game while opponents shoot 47.8 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from the arc. D’Angelo Russell has been leading Golden State with 21.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Eric Paschall is adding 15.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest.

NBA Betting Trends

New Orleans

The Pelicans have failed to cover the spread in four straight games as a favorite and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven road games.

Golden State

The Warriors are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven following a loss and 16-36-1 ATS in their last 53 home games.

Prediction:

The Pelicans won the first meeting between these two on Nov. 17, a 108-100 victory at home as a 3-point favorite. New Orleans had a 13-game losing streak, but the Pelicans still have the ability to score, which is a problem for Golden State. The Warriors have no shooting to rely on and even Draymond Green has been rendered almost useless on this injury-plagued team. The Pelicans can actually shoot, and should get some open looks on the arc. I think New Orleans has more weapons and depth than Golden State, so I will actually take them as a road favorite.

NBA Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -1

Loading...

NBA Headlines

  • LOS ANGELES (AP) The Southern California sports academy previously co-owned by the late Kobe Bryant has retired his ''Mamba'' nickname and rebranded itself nearly four months after the basketball ...
  • The marketing agent who has sued NBA rookie Zion Williamson wants the former Duke star to answer questions about whether he received improper benefits before playing his lone season with the Blue D...
  • B.J. Armstrong might have played a role in the Chicago Bulls getting their 1996, 1997 and 1998 titles - even though he wasn't on those teams.
    Armstrong was the person who, at a breakfast chat ...
  • BEIJING (AP) Yao Ming, the former Houston Rockets star and now president of the Chinese Basketball Association, says the league has three options for resuming the season that has been on hold sinc...
  • Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.
    Storm said her father died at Emory University H...

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail The Best NBA Players for the 2019-20 Season This year’s season, even though it had to undergo an indefinite pause due to the unexpected coronavirus pandemic, was a big season for the NBA, with...
Thumbnail NBA Criticized for Testing Players NBA commissioner Adam Silver hopes to “salvage” the 2019-20 season, but also noted that he does not know if or when the season will resume. Can the league season...
Thumbnail Fears Exist NBA Season Could be Lost According to a report by ESPN.com, NBA owners and executives are bracing for the possibility of not return to league play until mid-to-late June. And that’s reportedly...
Thumbnail Bucks still favored to win NBA Finals The NBA is currently in an indefinite hiatus, but oddsmakers and the league still anticipate a 2020 champion being decided at some point, and they see three...
Thumbnail NBA Shutting Down for 30 Days? While league owners have been reportedly encouraging the commissioner to reconsider, Adam Silver says that the NBA will take a 30-day hiatus and use the time to...