New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 5/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, May 14, 2021
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
The New Orleans Pelicans (31-39) go to Chase Center on Friday where they'll meet the Golden State Warriors (37-33).
The New Orleans Pelicans faced off with the Dallas Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 125-107 in their last contest. New Orleans ended having earned a 41.4% FG percentage (36 of 87) and buried 7 of their 28 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 28 of their 38 tries for a percentage of 73.7%. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled 44 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 49.0% from the field on 47 out of 96 shooting. Dallas doled out 23 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Dallas collected 48 boards (9 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Dallas walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the free throw line by making 16 of their 20 attempts. They converted 15 out of their 45 tries from 3-point range.
Eric Bledsoe is a guy who played a role for this game. He accounted for 15 points on 5 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 26:01 minutes played and collected 2 rebounds. Bledsoe finished shooting 45.5% from the field and recorded 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Pelicans was Nickeil Alexander-Walker. He totaled 2 rebounds in 34:32 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 35.7% from the field in this game via 5-of-14 (13 points). When the time ran out, Alexander-Walker accounted for 3 assists.
New Orleans will enter this matchup with a mark of 31-39 for the season. The Pelicans are hitting 34.7% on 3-pointers (742 of 2,138) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 114.7 points per game (9th in basketball) while hitting 47.7% from the floor. They cough up possession 14.6 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling down 47.4 rebounds per contest and has earned 1,825 assists this season, which is 9th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Pelicans are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 21.4 fouls. They are conceding 38.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 24th in basketball in PPG allowed (114.8). The Pelicans defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 46.9% (939 of 1,497) and they relinquish 41.7 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 27th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,807 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Golden State Warriors got the victory with a final of 122-116 against the Phoenix Suns. The Warriors earned 28 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this matchup. They turned it over 8 times, while getting 8 steals for the contest. The Suns were called for 20 personal fouls in this game which got the Warriors to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 17 of those for a percentage of 85.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Golden State made 11 of 40 tries (27.5%). In all, the Warriors walked away from this one shooting 47 out of 95 from the field which had them shooting 49.5%. The Warriors allowed the Suns to convert 41 of 79 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.9% in this matchup. They finished 43.2% from beyond the arc by connecting on 16 out of 37 and ended up going 18 of 20 from the charity stripe (90.0%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Golden State allowed Phoenix to collect 36 in all (6 on the offensive side).
Andrew Wiggins was important for the Warriors for this contest. He converted 17 of 24 for this game for a rate of 70.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Wiggins had 38 points in his 39:59 minutes on the court and had 3 assists for this contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Golden State was Stephen Curry. He ended up finishing with 6 dimes in his 36:31 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 out of 22 from the floor. Curry walked away from this one going 31.8% from the field in addition to earning 21 points and 3 boards.
Golden State has a win-loss record of 37-33 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Warriors are shooting 46.8% from the field, which is 15th in the NBA. Golden State has totaled 7,949 points for the campaign (113.6 per contest) and they snag 42.9 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 27.7 times per contest (1st in basketball) and they are giving up possession 15.0 times per contest. The Warriors have committed 21.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 78.3% from the free throw line. The Warriors on the defensive end are ranked 19th in basketball in PPG given up with 112.7. They have given up 23.8 dimes and 47.3 boards per game, which ranks them 7th and 27th in the league. The Golden State defense concedes 36.0% on shots from distance (874 of 2,429) and their opposition knocks down 77.9% of their foul shots. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.2% from the floor (3rd in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Golden State
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