Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Oracle Arena to take on the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 33-45. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.6 as they are averaging 104.5 points per game while giving up 106.1 per contest. The Warriors have an overall record of 65-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.1 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-39-2 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-42-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 37-38-4 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 31-48-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
04/06/17 F/C DeMarcus Cousins Achilles "?" Friday vs. Denver
03/17/17 C Omer Asik Illness out for season
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/07/17 F Kevin Durant Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. New Orleans
Demarcus Cousins comes into this game averaging 27 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 77%. Anthony Davis averages 28 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 11.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
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Stephen Curry averages 25.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Klay Thompson averages 22.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 104.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 12.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State averages 116.1 points per game this year which ranks them 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 11.68 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 1st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 30.4 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 1st respectively. In the turnover department the Warriors rank 9th with 14.8 per game. The Warriors allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Warriors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 107. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Warriors rating on offense is 115.6 and they have a defensive rating of 104. 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 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Golden State turns the ball over on 13.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +10.5
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