New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 5/1/2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals. The Warriors lead the series 1-0 after winning Game 1 123-101. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 10.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup after finishing the regular season with a mark of 48-34. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of 1.3 as they averaged 111.7 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Warriors had an overall mark of 58-24. They finished 1st in the Pacific Division. They totaled 113.5 points per contest and gave up 107.5, which is a point differential of 6.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 49-37-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 51-36-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 37-48-3 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 44-43-0 against the over/under
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
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
04/28/18 G Stephen Curry Knee is probable Tuesday vs New Orleans
04/01/18 G Patrick McCaw Back is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game in 36.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 11.1 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 19 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%.
Klay Thompson averages 20 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Kevin Durant averages 26.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year for the Warriors. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league. New Orleans averages 111.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 10th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 107.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season. Golden State is 1st in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 5.98. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 1st in the NBA. They are 17th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 29.3. The Warriors are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 108.3, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 17th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Golden State is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA. The Warriors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 20th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in the league in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans +10.5
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