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Pelicans vs Warriors Betting Preview

Golden State WarriorsNew Orleans Pelicans
25-16January 18, 2014, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena15-23

The Warriors will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pelicans in New Orleans at New Orleans Arena on Saturday in NBA action.

The Pelicans bring a 15-23 record (16-20-2 ATS) to the battle against the 25-16 Warriors, who are 18-21-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 20-18 so far and the Warriors go 19-22. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Pelicans sat as 5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pelicans at No. 20 and the Warriors at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-93 result in favor of the Warriors.

In their last action, Golden State was a 127-121 loser on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (248) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Stephen Curry was dynamite, scoring 37 points and adding 3 rebounds but Oklahoma City still won, 127-121, over Golden State on Friday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 103-100 loser as they battled the Rockets at home. The Pelicans covered in the match as a 5.5-point underdog, while 203 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Eric Gordon was dynamite, scoring 35 points and adding 3 rebounds but Houston still won, 103-100, over New Orleans on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Warriors rank No. 4 in the league with 45.98 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 25-ranked team at 6.29 per game, while the Warriors rate No. 2 with 9.56 per contest.

Next up:
Golden State home to Indiana, Monday, January 20th
New Orleans at Memphis, Monday, January 20th