Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 5/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: Golden State (-2.5)
The Golden State Warriors (32-32) go to Smoothie King Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the New Orleans Pelicans (29-35). New Orleans opens this game as 2.5-point dogs. The total opens at 224.5.
The Golden State Warriors stepped onto the hardwood against the Houston Rockets and took home the win by a score of 113-87 in their last contest. Golden State walked away from the contest having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (39 of 84) and converted 18 of their 46 three-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Warriors buried 17 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 70.8%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected 50 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 32 assists for the contest while forcing 18 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In terms of the defense, Golden State allowed their opponent to shoot 36.0% from the floor on 32 out of 89 shooting. Houston distributed 20 assists and had 9 steals in this game. Furthermore, Houston grabbed 49 rebounds (10 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 8 rejections. Houston went 63.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 14 of 22 tries. They buried 9 of their 42 tries from 3-point range.
Stephen Curry is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 30 points on 9 out of 23 shooting. He played for 30:22 minutes and also totaled 6 rebounds. Curry went 39.1% from the field and also recorded 5 dimes. Another guy that came through in the game for the Warriors was Andrew Wiggins. He collected 2 rebounds in his 33:54 minutes on the court. He ended up going 57.1% from the field in this matchup by going 8-of-14 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Wiggins had accumulated 2 assists.
Golden State will enter this game with a record of 32-32 for the campaign. They are turning it over 15.0 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Golden State is grabbing 42.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 1,757 dimes on the season, which is 1st in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Warriors are connecting on 37.4% on 3-pointers (908 of 2,431) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.9 pts per game (14th in basketball) while going 46.5% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Warriors are able to force 15.4 turnovers every game and they draw 19.8 personal fouls. They concede 36.5% on 3-point shots and they are 21st in basketball in PPG allowed (113.2). The Warriors defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.4% (983 of 1,270) and they surrender 47.6 rebounds per game as a group. They are 7th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,535 surrendered this season.
The last time they took the court, the New Orleans Pelicans took home the win by a final score of 140-136 when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Pelicans pulled down 38 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 52 in this contest. They coughed it up 21 times, while earning 8 steals in this game. The Timberwolves committed 30 fouls in this game which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 46 attempts. They were able to make 32 of the free throws for a percentage of 69.6%. In terms of 3-point shots, New Orleans made 14 of their 36 attempts (38.9%). Overall, the Pelicans shot 47 out of 92 from the floor which had them sitting at 51.1%. The Pelicans permitted the Timberwolves to knock down 48 of 106 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.3% for the contest. They went 31.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 15 out of 48 and finished the game at 25 out of 32 from the charity stripe (78.1%). When talking about how they rebounded, New Orleans permitted Minnesota to collect 51 in total (13 offensive).
Zion Williamson ended up being a factor for the Pelicans in this game. He made 14 out of 17 in this matchup for a rate of 82.4%, and earned 9 rebounds. Williamson totaled 37 points in his 41:54 minutes on the court and had 8 dimes for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for New Orleans was Lonzo Ball. He finished this one with 8 assists in 39:59 minutes played, and he converted 10 of 21 from the floor. Ball finished going 47.6% from the field while also collecting 33 points and 11 rebounds.
New Orleans has a record of 29-35 for the season. The Pelicans are committing 18.1 fouls every game and they hit 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 26.2 times per game (9th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. New Orleans has totaled 7,379 pts on the year (115.3 per contest) and they pull down 47.1 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Pelicans are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which has them ranked 6th in the league. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 25th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 114.9. They give up 25.8 assists and 41.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks 25th and 2nd in the NBA. The New Orleans defense surrenders 38.2% on 3-pointers (926 of 2,427) and their opposition knocks down 79.5% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (19th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State (-2.5)
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