Pelicans vs. Warriors Prediction
Are the New Orleans Pelicans going to be able to cover a big spread on the road when they take on the Golden State Warriors tonight at 8:30PM ET?
555 New Orleans Pelicans vs. 556 Golden State Warriors
Sunday, February 23, 2020
8:30PM ET – Chase Center
TV – NBA TV
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, New Orleans is the clear favorite on the road, as the Pelicans are getting odds of -9.5 points against the Warriors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 239 points. The public betting currently has 79 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 continue their climb
Now healthy, New Orleans continues to make a push for the playoffs. The Pelicans have won and covered the spread in four of their last five games, including a 128-115 win at Portland on Friday. The Pelicans are 24-32 on the season, 13-15 on the road, 29-25-2 against the spread and 33-23 with the over.
New Orleans has one of the top offenses in the league, scoring 116 points per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. The Pelicans do have a really poor defense, allowing 117.3 points per game while opponents shoot 46.6 percent against them. Brandon Ingram is leading New Orleans this season with 24.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Zion Willamson is adding 22.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per contest.
Warriors getting thrashed
Golden State is coming off a 135-105 loss at home to Houston. The Warriors have dropped five straight, losing three of them by at least 12 points. Golden State is now 12-44 on the season, 7-20 at home, 27-29 against the spread and 30-26 with the under.
The Warriors are giving up 115.1 points per game this season while opponents shoot 47.6 percent against them. Offensively, Golden State is putting up 106.3 points per game while shooting just 43.4 percent from the field. Already without the Splash Brothers, Golden State will be without Draymond Green tonight due to a pelvis injury. Andrew Wiggins is averaging 22.8 points per game in his four outings with the Warriors. Eric Paschall is adding 13.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 11-1 against the spread in their last 12 games against a losing team and 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games.
The Warriors are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, but 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a double-digit loss at home.
Golden State has won two of three from New Orleans this season, but the two haven’t met since Dec. 20. The Pelicans are a much different team right now. They have scored at least 118 in five straight games while putting up at least 124 in their last four wins. The Pelicans are going to score and they are young enough to continue to push a fast pace. The Warriors just don’t have the weapons to match. While the Pelicans aren’t a great defensive team, the Warriors aren’t a great offensive team. They don’t have consistent scoring and their current roster has limited experience together. Golden State is also thin in the frontcourt, which means Williamson should have a big night.
NBA Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -9.5