Friday, October 28, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, October 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 216.
The Warriors had an overall record of 73-9 and a road record of 34-7 last season. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They had a point differential of 10.8 as they averaged 114.9 points per game while giving up 104.1 per contest. Golden State was 15-1 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 46-6. They were 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans had an overall record of 30-52 and a home record of 21-20 last year. They were 5th in the Southwest Division. They averaged 102.7 points per game and surrendered 106.5, good for a point differential of -3.8. New Orleans had a division record of 4-12 and a conference record of 20-32. In their last 10 games they were 4-6.
Stephen Curry averaged 30.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night last season for the Warriors. He pulled down 5.4 rebounds per game and dished out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 50% while his free throw percentage finished at 91%. Kevin Durant averaged 28.2 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage was 51% for the year while his free throw percentage was 90%.
Anthony Davis averaged 24.3 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest last year for the Pelicans. He grabbed 10.3 rebounds per game and had 1.9 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 76%. E'Twaun Moore averaged 7.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 21.4 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.3 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 48% and his free throw percentage was 63%.
Golden State averaged 113.3 points per contest last season which ranked them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 9.3 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team which had them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shot 41% which was good for 1st in the league. They averaged 53.5 rebounds per game and 27.9 assists per game which ranked them 6th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 22nd with 14.9 per game. The Warriors allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 19th in the league. They also allowed a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 53.6 rebounds a game which ranked 21st and they gave up 21.7 assists per contest which put them in 13th place in the league. They forced 14.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the league.
New Orleans averaged 102.7 points per game last year which ranked them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -3.8 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 7th in the NBA. They averaged 50.4 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per contest which ranked them 22nd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans ranked 10th with 13.4 per game. The Pelicans allowed 106.5 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 25th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 51.9 rebounds a game which ranked 13th and they gave up 23.2 assists per contest which put them in 22nd place in the league. The Pelicans forced 13.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 19th in the NBA.
The Warriors averaged 112.1 points per game on the road last season and they scored 95.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 4.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -11 per contest. The Warriors had an offensive rating of 114.5 and a defensive rating of 103.8 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 56%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Golden State turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 48%.
The Pelicans scored 105.9 ppg at home and they averaged 108.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -20.3 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of -0.7 points per game. The Pelicans rating on offense was 105.6 and they had a defensive rating of 109.5. They got 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempted 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turned the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 52%.
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors were 43-36-3 against the spread last year
The Golden State Warriors were 45-36-1 against the over/under last year
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans were 36-45-1 against the spread last year
The New Orleans Pelicans were 43-37-2 against the over/under last year
Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/22/16 C Damian Jones Pectoral out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 PG Jrue Holiday Personal out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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