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(0-1) Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans (0-1)
Date: Friday October 20
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Warriors -6.5
NBA Betting Total: 222.5
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The Golden State Warriors along with the New Orleans Pelicans both had their NBA season kick off with a spoiler. The Warriors were presented their rings, but the Houston Rockets could care less as they pulled off the comeback to beat the Warriors.
The new Pelicans showcased their new team led by DeMarcus Cousins and and Anthony Davis but were stopped on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Golden State Warriors
The Houston Rockets played the spoiler to the Golden State’s championship celebration on Tuesday by taking care of the Warriors in the final minutes on Opening Night. The Rockets came back to take a 122-121 win as Kevin Durant’s game-winning buzzer-beater was overturned after the replay.
Nick Young led Golden State with 23 points and six three-pointers, while Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant added 22 and 20 points.
It was a tough game as the Warriors led for the vast majority of the game, but ultimately fell short when it counted. In the final quarter, they were outscored 34-20 which proved all the difference in the outcome.
A problem that could have led to the Rockets huge comeback was the injury to Draymond Green. Draymond Green suffered a knee strain at the end of the third frame and did not return at all. He was one point away from a triple-double
With the loss, the Warriors drop to 0-1 on the season. They’ll now head out on a three-game road trip, beginning with a matchup against the Pelicans on Friday. The Pelicans have a strong back line as they are physical and will push the Warriors.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans could not get the season going to start the season as they opened up as ten point favorites against the Memphis Grizzlies, but in the end would lose the game by 12 points.
They opened the first quarter as predicted with dropping 34 points in that frame as Cousins and Davis started to gel together on the court.
The Pelicans led the game 34-27 after the first 12 minutes but then only scored 36 points in the next 24. They slowed down and started to commit multiple turnovers every drive.
The Pelicans helped Memphis by playing incredibly sloppy basketball, turning it over a terrible 18 times while giving Memphis an insane amount of fast breaks that would lead to quick points and winning the game in the end.
As the game went on, the temp of the Pelicans would soon fall flat as often Davis and company would drive to think of a call that would led to points with seconds running down in the game.
They were surprised by the Grizzlies and had no backup plan for this result. Time to prepare for Golden State.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Warriors are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest.
- Golden State are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Pelicans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- New Orleans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pelicans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Golden State Warriors will have a chip on their shoulder as the got the new championship ring but no win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Golden State -6.5
New Orleans may have a couple of stars on their team, but if they are unable to lead the team for the full four quarters, they are in some trouble. Expect Golden State to have an explosive start.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State 111 – New Orleans 98
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