New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Oracle Arena to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Golden State as 9 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 21-23. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.3 as they average 117.0 points per game while giving up 114.8 per contest. The Warriors have an overall mark of 29-14. They currently are 1st in the Pacific Division. They total 117.4 points per contest and give up 111.7, which is a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-24-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 22-21-0 against the over/under
Important Golden State Warriors Betting Trends
The Golden State Warriors are 18-25-0 against the spread
The Golden State Warriors are 23-20-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
12/02/18 C Damian Jones Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/14/19 F Draymond Green Knee injured last game, is probable Tuesday vs Denver
01/11/19 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out indefinitely - expected to return Jan. 18th
Jrue Holiday averages 20.8 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest. He averages 8.2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 29.4 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Klay Thompson averages 21.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kevin Durant averages 28.2 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 114.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.6 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. New Orleans averages 117.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 46.9 rebounds per game and 26.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 8th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Warriors surrender 111.7 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest, and 4th with 43.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Warriors are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game. Golden State is 2nd in the league with 117.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 28.4. The Warriors are 12th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Pelicans are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 112.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 24th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Golden State is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Warriors are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.2, and their defensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Golden State -9
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