Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 5/6/2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Golden State Warriors travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Warriors lead the series 2-1. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 4.5 point favorites.
The Warriors had a regular season record of 58-24. They were 1st in the Pacific Division. They currently had a point differential of 6.0 as they averaged 113.5 points per game while giving up 107.5 per contest. The Pelicans had an overall record of 48-34 during the regular season. They finished the campaign 2nd in the Southwest Division. They averaged 111.7 points per game and surrendered 110.4, good for a point differential of 1.3.
Valuable Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 37-50-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 45-44-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 51-37-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 52-37-0 against the over/under
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/01/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/24/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out for season
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Stephen Curry averages 26.4 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Golden State. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%. Draymond Green comes into this contest averaging 11 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Warriors. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%.
Jrue Holiday averages 19 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 11.1 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors allow 107.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. Golden State averages 113.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.98 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 43.5 rebounds per game and 29.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 110.4 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 25th with 45.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 111.7 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 44.4 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.8. The Pelicans are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.9.
The Warriors are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 107.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Golden State is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
New Orleans is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the league. The Pelicans are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans +4.5
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