Warriors vs. Pelicans

NBA Expert Picks Tonight: Pelicans Underdogs In Important Matchup vs. Warriors

For all NBA games scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2024, here are three spread, moneyline, and OVER/UNDER you need to strongly consider making:

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Recent Picks: April 12, 2024 (3-0)

GameBetResultW or LUnits
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento KingsPelicans ML135-122 PelicansW0.93
Golden State Warriors vs. Portland Trail BlazersTrail Blazers ATS +14100-92 WarriorsW0.89
Houston Rockets vs. Utah JazzOVER 228.5 Total Points245 Total PointsW0.93
Overall 3-0 2.75

Season Picks: Since Jan. 8, 2024

Overall74-76 (49.3%)-8.99

New Orleans Pelicans Vs. Golden State Warriors

Matchup Page: New Orleans Pelicans Vs. Golden State Warriors, 10 p.m. ET

New Orleans Pelicans+4.5 (-112)+152O 220 (-110)
Golden State Warriors-4.5 (-108)-180U 220 (-110)

Pick: New Orleans Pelicans ATS +4.5

The Golden State Warriors want to preserve their hold of the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference over the Los Angeles Lakers, and the New Orleans Pelicans need to keep the Phoenix Suns at bay to avoid falling down the standings into the play-in tournament. Suffice it to say, tonight's matchup at the Chase Center is important for both sides.

The road side has won by an average margin of 36 points in the prior two meetings this season, theoretically giving the psychological edge to New Orleans. They're both on the second night of a back-to-back slate, as well, with the Pelicans 6-6 SU on the season with two-straight wins on no rest, while Golden State has a better track record at 10-6 SU but has dropped its last two under said criteria. 

With both teams riding respective three-game winning streaks, the end result should be a lot closer than the 4.5-point spread would indicate. The Warriors have failed to cover in their last three outings when favored by at least four points, and the Pelicans having already proven and then some that they can dominate their opponents in their backyard. 

Indiana Pacers Vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

Matchup Page: Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m. ET

Indiana Pacers+2.5 (-108)+120O 232.5 (-110)
Cleveland Cavaliers-2.5 (-112)-142U 232.5 (-110)

Pick: Indiana Pacers ML

Like the later Pelicans-Warriors affair, this game between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers also has playoff seeding ramifications as Cleveland holds a mere one-game lead over Indiana for the fourth seed in the East and home-court advantage in the opening round. 

The Pacers' offense has jumped to a league-best 125.7 points scored per 100 possessions over their last five outings, resulting in a 4-1 record SU. They've won four of their last five games both ATS and SU when entering as an underdog of at least two points, with all four of those victories coming by double-digit margins.

Another win over the Cavaliers would lock up the season series at 3-1 and be vital should the teams be tied with identical records once the schedule concludes. Cleveland just ended its three-game losing streak on Wednesday by knocking off whatever remains of the Memphis Grizzlies' roster, which isn't inspiring in the least. 

Denver Nuggets Vs. San Antonio Spurs

Matchup Page: Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8 p.m. ET

Denver Nuggets-13 (-112)-820O 222.5 (-110)
San Antonio Spurs+13 (-108)+570U 222.5 (-110)

Pick: UNDER 222.5 Total Points

The Nikola Jokic vs. Victor Wembanyama finale is what has the attention of the basketball world, but we're also zoned in on the OVER/UNDER total of 222.5 points and making bank on a rare UNDER wager.

The Denver Nuggets and San Antonio Spurs took the floor 10 days ago in a 110-105 win for the reigning champions which hit the UNDER on a similar total of 223.5 points. Games involving Denver have actually reached UNDER in three of its last four outings when the total was 220 points or higher, as well.

San Antonio possesses the Association's worst offense over its last five games at just over 100 points per 100 possessions. All signs point towards another low-scoring game. 

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