Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 12/4/2017
Monday, December 4, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, December 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 8 point favorites.
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The Warriors come into this game with an overall record of 17-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 10.7 as they are averaging 118.0 points per game while giving up 107.3 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 12-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per contest and giving up 109.4, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 10-13-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 13-10-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 13-10-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/03/17 F Kevin Durant Ankle is probable Sunday vs Miami
12/02/17 PG Stephen Curry Hand is probable Sunday vs Miami
12/01/17 G Andre Iguodala Knee is "?" Sunday vs Miami
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/02/17 F Anthony Davis Groin is doubtful
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Kevin Durant averages 24.9 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 6.6 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Stephen Curry comes into this contest averaging 26 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 94%.
Jrue Holiday averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Demarcus Cousins averages 25.6 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 12.3 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Golden State averages 118 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 10.65 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 30.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 109.4 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.3 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15 per game this season. New Orleans is 7th in the league with 108.6 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -0.83. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game and 2nd in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.1.
The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 23rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 29th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 11th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Warriors/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +8
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