New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 13 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 13-5. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 116.4 points per contest and giving up 107.5, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Demarcus Cousins averages 26.4 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 13.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.4 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%.
Stephen Curry averages 25.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 94%. Kevin Durant averages 24.7 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. New Orleans averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.61 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Golden State is 1st in the league with 116.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 8.89. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 7th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.8. The Warriors are 3rd in turnovers per game with 17.1.
The Pelicans are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 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 15th in the NBA. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Golden State is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 27th in the NBA. The Warriors are 2nd in the league in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% 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 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -13
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