Free NBA Pick: Pelicans vs Warriors NBA Odds
Looking for New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Pelicans taking on the Warriors on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(33-45) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors (65-14)
Saturday NBA sees eight games on the slate. The final showdown of the night will take place in Oakland, Calif., and it’s one that many people were hoping would be a first-round matchup when the regular-season came to a close.
*All standings, statistics, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 7:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 8, 2017.
New Orleans Pelicans
Following an All-Star break that saw the Sacramento Kings finally part ways with DeMarcus Cousins via a trade to New Orleans, fans and analysts across the league thought the Pellies had a shot at earning the eighth seed.
After all, no franchise parts ways with a young scorer like Buddy Hield and a draft pick in a stacked draft if it thinks it’s going to be back in the lottery.
Alas, here we are with one week left in the season and New Orleans is mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.
Beyond thinking this group could and likely would land the West’s eighth seed, many people wanted them to. Nobody in their right mind would’ve picked them to win a seven-game series against the Golden State Warriors, but man would it have been entertaining to watch the Dubs and their “death lineup” built around speed and shooting matchup up against the likes of DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.
Golden State Warriors
We now know that this oh-so-desired matchup won’t be taking place in the postseason, but here we are on Saturday with a chance to see it before the year comes to an end.
If the Warriors are smart, they’ll look to simply run the Pelicans out of the gym. That shouldn’t be difficult considering it’s been their strategy against most teams all year, but we’re specifically saying that the Dubs should change their strategy defensively just to focus on two bigs who quite frankly haven’t proven they can win together yet.
Look for a guy like Draymond Green to excel in the eyes of a challenge. If he plays any center position in this one, he’ll be tasked with taking on one of the best two-man punches in the game in the frontcourt.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Pelicans are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Pelicans are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest
- Warriors are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
- Warriors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Warriors are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors NBA Prediction:
The line hasn’t yet been set in this one, so while we can’t tell you our prediction against the spread, we can tell you we have the utmost confidence in the Warriors to gain control of this one early and walk away with a massive win.
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This one won’t even be close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Golden State Warriors 120 – New Orleans Pelicans 103
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