New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/31/2018
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 4-2. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 122.5 points per game while giving up 118.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 7-1. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 124.3 points per contest and give up 110.8, which is a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 4-3-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/30/18 F Anthony Davis Elbow is questionable Wednesday vs Golden State
10/30/18 SF Darius Miller Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Golden State
10/30/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Golden State
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/18 PG Shaun Livingston Foot is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs New Orleans
10/11/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely
Nikola Mirotic comes into this contest averaging 22.7 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Anthony Davis averages 27.3 points per game in 36.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 13.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Stephen Curry averages 32.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Kevin Durant averages 28.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 6.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 122.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 27.7 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 14.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 118.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 1st in the league with 124.3 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 29.6. The Warriors are 9th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Warriors surrender 110.8 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors were 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game last season.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 116 is ranked 19th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 105.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Golden State is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Warriors are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 121.7 is ranked 13th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -5
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