Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 5/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
The Golden State Warriors (31-32) head to Smoothie King Center on Monday where they'll take on the New Orleans Pelicans (28-35).
The Golden State Warriors faced off with the Minnesota Timberwolves and took a loss by a final of 126-114 in their last contest. Golden State ended the game having earned a 49.4% field goal percentage (42 out of 85) and made 15 of their 38 3-pointers. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Warriors knocked down 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected a total of 34 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 28 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 13 turnovers and having 10 steals. Pertaining to defense, Golden State let their opponent shoot 45.7% from the floor on 43 out of 94 shooting. Minnesota doled out 31 assists and had 5 steals for the game. In addition, Minnesota pulled down 57 boards (16 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Minnesota finished shooting 69.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 20 of their 29 attempts. They also buried 20 of 41 shots from distance.
Stephen Curry is someone who was a contributor for this game. He ended up finishing with 37 points on 11 of 27 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:51 minutes played and also totaled 6 boards. Curry finished the game at 40.7% from the floor and also distributed 8 assists. One more player that was a factor in this contest for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He snagged 4 rebounds in his 38:22 minutes on the hardwood. He shot 55.0% from the field for the game by hitting 11-of-20 (27 points). When the time ran out, Wiggins totaled 3 assists.
Golden State will enter this game with a mark of 31-32 so far this year. They are averaging 112.9 pts per game (14th in the league) while going 46.5% from the floor. The Warriors are connecting on 37.3% on three-point shots (890 of 2,385) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Golden State is snagging 42.8 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,725 dimes for the campaign, which is 1st in the league in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 21.3 fouls every game. When they are on the defensive end, the Warriors are forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 19.9 fouls. The Warriors defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 45.5% (963 of 1,252) and they concede 47.6 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 10th in the league in giving up assists with 1,515 conceded so far this season. They give up 36.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the New Orleans Pelicans went home victorious with a score of 109-95 when they played the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pelicans were able to snag 41 defensive boards and 15 offensive rebounds for a total of 56 for this contest. They gave up possession 12 times, while recording 11 steals for the contest. The Thunder had 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Pelicans to the free throw line for a total of 19 tries. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.7%. In regard to shots from distance, New Orleans knocked down 5 of 29 attempts (17.2%). When all was said and done, the Pelicans went 45 out of 101 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.6%. The Pelicans allowed the Thunder to bury 34 of their 89 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 38.2% for this contest. They shot 28.2% from beyond the arc by hitting 11 of 39 and ended up going 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, New Orleans allowed Oklahoma City to snag 53 in total (12 offensive).
Zion Williamson ended up being a factor for the Pelicans in this contest. He knocked down 12 of 24 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 50.0%, and tallied 8 rebounds. Williamson accumulated 27 points in his 34:13 minutes of playing time and tallied 6 dimes for this contest. Another guy who came through for New Orleans was Brandon Ingram. He ended up walking away with 3 dimes in 30:47 mins on the court, and he put in 10 out of 20 from the floor. Ingram wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the field as well as contributing 24 points and 6 rebounds.
New Orleans has a mark of 28-35 on the campaign. New Orleans has earned 7,239 pts for the year (114.9 per contest) and they grab 47.0 rebounds per game. The Pelicans are committing 18.1 fouls every game and they go 73.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offense, the Pelicans are shooting 48.2% from the floor, which ranks 7th in the NBA. They are earning an assist 26.1 times per game (9th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.6 times per contest. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG given up with 114.5. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (19th in the league). The New Orleans defense allows 38.3% on 3-point attempts (911 of 2,379) and their opponents are knocking down 79.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 25.6 assists and 41.1 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 22nd and 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Golden State
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