Pelicans vs. Warriors Prediction
Can the New Orleans Pelicans handle being a road favorite when they take on the struggling Golden State Warriors tonight at 10:30PM ET?
557 New Orleans Pelicans vs. 558 Golden State Warriors
Friday, December 20, 2019
10:30PM ET – Chase Center
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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
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.
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.
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