New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, Free NBA Pick 2/23/2020
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -8
Chase Center is the venue where Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors (12-44, 5th in the Pacific Division) will take on the New Orleans Pelicans (24-32, 5th in the Southwest Division) on Sunday. New Orleans opens this contest as 8 point favorites. The over/under opens at 238.
The Pelicans are covering 53.7% of the time, having gone 29-25-2 ATS. Golden State is covering 48.2% of the time, going 27-29-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/21/20 G Kenrich Williams Back is out indefinitely
Key Golden State Warriors Injuries
10/30/19 PG Stephen Curry Hand is out indefinitely
10/19/19 SG Klay Thompson Knee is out for season
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 19.3 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Brandon Ingram averages 24.7 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Draymond Green scores 8.2 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.3 rebounds per contest and has 6.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Andrew Wiggins averages 22.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.0 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 116.0 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 46.6 boards per contest and 26.5 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 16.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.3 points per contest, which is 28th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 24.3 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Golden State is 25th in the NBA with 106.3 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -8.82. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 26th in the league. They are 23rd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 25.2. The Warriors are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Warriors give up 115.1 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.1 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Warriors are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 22nd. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Golden State is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Warriors are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 26th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Warriors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Golden State +8
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