Monday, March 14, 2016
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Monday, March 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 15 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 228.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 24-41 and a road record of 7-26. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 106 per contest. New Orleans is 4-11 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-27. They are 2-8 in their last 10 games. The Warriors have an overall record of 59-6 and a home record of 30-0. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 115.5 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 10.9. Golden State has a division record of 14-1 and a conference record of 35-4. In their last 10 games they are 9-1.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.4 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.6 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Stephen Curry averages 30.5 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Draymond Green averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
New Orleans averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 13.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 106 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Golden State averages 115.5 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 54 rebounds per game and 29.1 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 24th with 15.2 per game. The Warriors allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.8 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. The Warriors force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 99.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 106.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.3 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Warriors score 115.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 122 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 14.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.8 points per game. The Warriors rating on offense is 114.5 and they have a defensive rating of 103.7. They get 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 56%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-38-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-30-2 against the over/under
Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 34-28-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 38-26-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/13/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Monday vs. Golden State
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Golden State Warriors Injuries
03/12/16 G Andre Iguodala Ankle expected to miss 2-4 weeks
02/06/16 C Festus Ezeli Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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