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Warriors Begin Title Defense vs Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis

The long road towards defending the NBA championship begins Tuesday in California when the Golden State Warriors open yet another season in the Association opposite Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans. The clash will be a rematch of the opening round of last year's postseason when the Dubs made the Pelicans' playoff experience a brief one, effectively sweeping them in convincing fashion.

Shark Bites
  • The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
  • The UNDER is 8-3-1 in the Pelicans' last 12 overall.
  • The UNDER is 8-1-2 in the Warriors' last 11 home games.

Injuries have been a recurring problem for the Pels over the last few seasons and tonight's contest is no different. New Orleans has six players dealing with injuries including Tyreke Evans who has been sidelined six-to-eight weeks after getting knee surgery.

Oracle Arena, otherwise known as the loudest home stadium in the league, has not been kind to New Orleans in recent years. The Pelicans are winless in their last five trips to the Bay Area.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting New Orleans Pelicans betting line opened this morning as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 208 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 107-98 result in favor of the Warriors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 49-37 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Golden State Warriors are 58-44-1 ATS. New Orleans is 43-39-4 against the points scored total betting line, while Golden State is 44-57-2 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Golden State vs New Orleans injuries news.

The Golden State Warriors sit at No. 2 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the New Orleans Pelicans are at No. 10 on that betting chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Golden State's No. 1-ranked offense (108.59 PPG) against a New Orleans Pelicans defense that ranks No. 14 at 99.03 PPG. The Golden State Warriors have averaged 47.29% from the field per game, more than the New Orleans Pelicans have managed so far this NBA season (45.72% on average).

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Golden State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Golden State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Golden State's last 18 games
  • Golden State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans at Portland, Wednesday, October 28th
Golden State at Houston, Friday, October 30th

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