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New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors 12/20/2019 NBA Odds and Picks

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors 12-20-2019 NBA Odds and Picks

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors 12/20/2019 – It has been a struggle for the Golden State Warriors losing their core players through injuries and they are currently on a five-game losing streak. They now look to snap the losing streak as they travel to visit the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana this Friday, December 20 at 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Telecast of the game will be at ESPN and the online community can see the games via NBA League Pass and Sofa Score. The Pelicans are the underdogs in this match according to NBA Over Under Picks and they see the Golden State Warriors snapping the five-game losing skid.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors 12/20/2019

When: December 20, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors 12/20/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +1.5 (-110) 228 o (-110) -115

Golden State Warriors
-1.5 (-110) 228 u (-110) -105
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

It has been a fantastic season for New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram as he is putting on career highs across the board. He has been picking up the slack since Zion Williamson still has no timetable for his return. Jrue Holiday is ecstatic manning the point guard position and he has provided New Orleans with 19.4 points, 6.6 assists and 5 rebounds per game. Lonzo Ball seems to be getting the hang of the team’s chemistry as he has averaged 8.8 pints, 5.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Pelicans are guard loaded with JJ Redick still proving that he is one of the top shooters in the league today. To win against the injury depleted Warriors, they need guts to step up like Jalhil Koafor, Derrick Favors and Jaxson Hayes to command the paint and control the boards.

Players to watch: B. Ingram SF 25 GP 25 GS 33.7 MIN 25.3 PTS 0.9 OR 6.1 DR 7 REB 3.7 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2.9 TO 3.2 PF 1.3 AST/TO 21.64 PER
J. Holiday SG 27 GP 27 GS 36 MIN 19.4 PTS 1.4 OR 3.6 DR 5 REB 6.6 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3.2 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 16.34 PER
J. Redick SG 27 GP 23 GS 29.1 MIN 15.9 PTS 0.2 OR 2.8 DR 3 REB 2.1 AST 0.4 STL 0.2 BLK 1.2 TO 1.6 PF 1.7 AST/TO 15.45 PER.

Golden State Warriors Betting

D’Angelo Russell returning from injury is a welcome addition for the Warriors who badly needed offense. Since returning to the Golden State, he has provided his similar numbers averaging 18.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Filling up the slack were Eric Paschall and Alec Burks who has averaged 15 points each per game. It has been an up-and-down season for Draymond Green but he has been on a slump recently as he just averaged 7 points per game and grabbed a total of seven rebounds in his last two as well. Against the Pelicans, they need to dictate the tempo and right now, Steve Kerr is letting the offense flow through Russell. Making Draymond Green be at his old self will help since the Pelicans are weak inside.

Players to Watch: D. Russell SG 17 GP 17 GS 31.1 MIN 21.8 PTS 0.2 OR 3 DR 3.2 REB 6.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 18.29 PER
E. Paschall PF 26 GP 19 GS 30.4 MIN 15.9 PTS 1.4 OR 3.6 DR 5 REB 1.7 AST 0.4 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 2 PF 1.1 AST/TO 15.35 PER
A. Burks SG 26 GP 11 GS 29.3 MIN 15.4 PTS 0.8 OR 3.7 DR 4.5 REB 3 AST 1.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 2.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 15.92 PER

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors 12/20/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 12 games.
New Orleans are 1-13 SU in their last 14 games.
New Orleans are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Golden State.
Pelicans are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
New Orleans are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Golden State.
New Orleans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 14 of New Orleans’ last 17 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Golden State Warriors

Golden State are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Golden State’s last 18 games.
Golden State are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Golden State’s last 20 games against New Orleans.
Golden State are 2-13 SU in their last 15 games at home.
Golden State are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Warriors are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games this season.
Golden State are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Golden State’s last 13 games played in December.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Golden State’s last 12 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry PG Hand is out indefinitely
Klay Thompson SG Knee is out indefinitely
Eric Paschall PF Hip is probable Friday vs New Orleans

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors
38-43-1 Against the Spread 44-58-2
44-37-1 Straight Up 51-52-1
115 Points per Game 116
116 Points Allowed per Game 111
44.67 Offensive FG% 42.93
73.3 Offensive FT% 80.71
36.4 Offensive 3PT% 32.77
47.2 Defensive FG% 47.77
78.96 Defensive FT% 76.92
37.19 Defensive 3PT% 39.64

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Betting Picks

This is a tight match between bottom dwelling teams but Top Online Sportsbook forecasts the Warriors getting the slight upper hand. New Orleans have done better at home winning 4 of their 7 games at the Smoothie King Center. This is a battle to be won in the paint and with Golden State still having Draymond Green active, it is understandable that they are favored over the depleted big men of the Pelicans.

Moneyline: Golden State is at a -105 ML if they win this match while New Orleans are handed a -115.

ATS: It is just a thin 1.5 points across the spread between both teams with New Orleans owning the +1.5 while Golden State is on the other end of the stick at -1.5.

TOTALs: A total of 228 points is predicted for both teams to reach in this game with the Pelicans expected to go over while the Warriors are the team under.

Score Prediction: 120-115 Warriors