New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Prediction, 3/3/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
TV: NBC Sports Bay Area
Chase Center is the site where the Golden State Warriors will attempt to defeat the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.
The Pelicans played the Trail Blazers and earned the victory with a final of 121-110 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 20 and the Trail Blazers racked up 18 personal fouls. They converted 11 out of their 38 tries from distance. Portland finished the game shooting 93.1% from the charity stripe by burying 27 of their 29 shots. Furthermore, Portland totaled 41 rebounds (12 offensive, 29 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Portland recorded 18 assists and had 5 steals for this game. In reference to defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 44.4% from the field on 36 out of 81 shooting. They also distributed 23 dimes in this matchup while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 20 of their 23 shots for a rate of 87.0%. New Orleans walked away from the contest having earned a 51.7% FG percentage (46 of 89) and knocked down 9 of their 25 3-point shots.
Brandon Ingram is a player who played a role for the game. Ingram ended up going 62.1% from the field and also dished out 5 assists. He saw the court for 38 minutes played and also pulled down 6 boards. He ended up with 40 points on 18 of 29 shooting.
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New Orleans enters this game with a win-loss record of 31-32 this year. They average 114.4 pts per contest (15th in the league) while hitting 47.8% from the field. The Pelicans are hitting 35.2% on three-point attempts (671 of 1,908) and 78.3% from the free throw line. As a team, New Orleans is pulling in 43.9 boards per game and has 1,613 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.7 times per contest and as a squad are committing 20.7 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.7 fouls. They are conceding 33.8% on 3-point shots while they are 16th in the NBA in PPG allowed (113.5). The Pelicans defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.4% (2,606 of 5,495) and they surrender 42.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They rank 10th in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,571 surrendered on the season.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Warriors took home the win by a final score of 123-105 against the Trail Blazers. The Warriors were able to collect 34 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 46 in the matchup. They gave up possession 18 times, while getting 5 steals in this game. The Trail Blazers earned 17 fouls for the game which got the Warriors to the charity stripe for 16 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw tries for a rate of 81.3%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Golden State made 12 of 30 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Warriors finished 49 out of 91 from the floor which had them shooting 53.8%. The Warriors permitted the Trail Blazers to convert 37 of their 86 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.0% in this game. They finished 30.8% from downtown by shooting 12 out of 39 and finished the contest at 19 out of 22 from the free throw line (86.4%). When discussing team rebounding, Golden State permitted Portland to grab 33 overall (9 offensive).
Jordan Poole ended up being a factor for the Warriors in the game. He converted 10 out of 24 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 41.7%, and added 5 rebounds. Poole accumulated 29 points in his 33 mins on the hardwood and earned 6 assists in this matchup.
Golden State has a win-loss mark of 32-30 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Warriors are hitting on 47.7% from the field, which has them ranked 13th in basketball. Golden State has accounted for 7,339 points for the season (118.4 per game) and they collect 44.0 boards per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 29.7 times per game (1st in basketball) and they turn it over 16.4 times per game. The Warriors have committed 21.9 fouls per contest while shooting 78.9% from the free throw line.
The Warriors defensively are ranked 24th in basketball in points given up per game with 117.9. They are forcing their opponents into 14.6 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the floor (14th in the NBA). The Golden State defense surrenders 36.4% on shots from distance (801 of 2,199) and their opposition makes 77.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 25.7 dimes and 43.9 boards per game, which ranks 18th and 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Golden State
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