The Golden State Warriors face the New Orleans Pelicans at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at Smoothie King Center. New Orleans are 13-25 overall and 7-11 at home, while the Warriors are 29-8 overall and 12-5 on the road. The Warriors have split their last four games, while the Pelicans have lost three in a row.
The Warriors have won three of the last four games between the teams. Golden State is favored 1.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 211. Before entering the Warriors vs. Pelicans, you’ll want to see the model’s NBA predictions at SportsLine.
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Now the model has set its sights on pelicans against warriors. You can go to SportsLine to see his choices. Here are several NBA betting lines for Warriors vs Pelicans:
- Distribution of pelicans against warriors: pelicans +1.5
- Pelicans vs Warriors over-under: 211 points
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What you need to know about pelicans
The Pelicans lost to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, 123-110, despite the best efforts of Graham de Devonte who shot 6 for 12 from beyond the arc and finished with 28 points and six assists. Jonas Valanciunas lost 25 points with 16 rebounds as he ranks fourth in the NBA with 26 double-doubles. New Orleans allowed Phoenix to score 42 points in the first quarter.
Tomas Satoransky (health and safety protocols) is out while Zion Williamson is out with a foot injury. New Orleans allowed their opponents to shoot 47.1 percent from the ground, which is the third highest allowed shooting percentage in the league. The Pelicans also struggle on offense as they rank 25th in points per game and offensive efficiency.
What you need to know about warriors
The Warriors were shot down by the Dallas Mavericks on the road Wednesday 99-82. Stephen Curry finished with just 14 points on a 5 for 24 shot and returned the ball five times in his 36 minutes on the pitch. He will not play on Thursday due to a quadriceps injury while Draymond Green (hip) and Juan Toscano-Anderson (ankle) will also be out.
Golden State kept their opponents at a 42.5 field goal percentage, which is the best in the NBA. After having the best offense in the NBA early in the season, the Warriors have slipped somewhat on that side and are now ranked ninth in offensive efficiency. Golden State has played two games this year without Curry and Green and has split those competitions.
How to make Warriors vs Pelicans choices
The model has simulated pelicans against warriors 10,000 times and the results are available. We can tell you that the model is leaning and it also generated a pick of points that hits in well over 60% of the simulations. You can only see the choice on SportsLine.
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