Warriors vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Expert Pick 03/28
- Mar 28, 2023, 1:09:18 AM
© D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Pelicans will face off against the Golden State Warriors on March 28, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. The game will be broadcasted on TNT.
The New Orleans Pelicans are coming into this game with a four-game winning streak, most recently defeating the Los Angeles Clippers with a score of 131-110. Led by guard CJ McCollum, who put up 27 points and 6 assists, the Pelicans dominated the game from start to finish. Center Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 12 rebounds, while rookie guard Jaden Springer came off the bench to contribute 21 points in the win.
On the other side of the court, the Golden State Warriors are coming off a tough loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, falling 99-96 in a tightly contested matchup. Despite 23 points and 10 rebounds from forward Juan Toscano-Anderson, the Warriors were unable to overcome a strong Minnesota defense down the stretch. Star guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry both struggled from the field, combining to shoot just 12-34 overall and 7-22 from beyond the arc.
As both teams look to make a push towards the playoffs, this matchup promises to be an exciting one between two talented squads. The Pelicans will look to keep their winning streak alive and build momentum for a strong finish to the season, while the Warriors will aim to bounce back from their recent defeat and protect their home court advantage.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have a record of 37-37 and are 13-24 on the road. The Pelicans are coming off four consecutive wins, including a 131-110 victory against the Clippers. With Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram leading the way, the Pelicans have one of the most exciting offenses in the league. However, they have struggled on the defensive end, allowing an average of 113.5 points per game. Their center, Jonas Valanciunas, is averaging 9.9 rebounds per game and has been a force on the boards for the team.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors have a record of 39-37 and are 30-8 at home. The Warriors are coming off a tough loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, but they have won 7 of their last 10 games. Steph Curry has been outstanding this season, averaging 27.5 points per game. Klay Thompson returned from injury this season and has been a great addition to the team. Draymond Green is the heart and soul of the team, providing excellent defense and leadership.
The spread for this game is set at -9.0 in favor of the Golden State Warriors. The total over/under is set at 235 points. The Pelicans are 35-38-1 against the spread this season, while the Warriors are 35-40-1 against the spread.
Public Betting Data
According to ESPN Analytics, 29.1% of the public is betting on the Pelicans to cover the spread, while 70.9% is betting on the Warriors to cover the spread.
This game should be a high-scoring affair with two of the best offenses in the league facing off. While the Pelicans have been playing well lately, we believe the Warriors will come out on top. Steph Curry has been on fire lately, and the Pelicans do not have anyone who can match up with him. We predict the Warriors will win this game by a score of 120-108.