The Golden State Warriors are set to host the New Orleans Pelicans in a Western Conference matchup on the Friday NBA schedule at the Chase Center. Golden State is 45-35 overall and 20-19 at home, while New Orleans is 48-32 overall and 27-14 on the road. Both teams enter this late season matchup riding three game winning streaks. The Pelicans are coming off a 135-123 win over the Sacramento Kings, while the Warriors are hoping to build off their 100-92 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Klay Thompson (knee) and Draymond Green (knee) are questionable for Golden State. Brandon Ingram (knee) is questionable for New Orleans. 

Tipoff in San Francisco is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. The Warriors are favored by 4.5 points in the latest Warriors vs. Pelicans odds, and the over/under is 220 points. Before making any Warriors vs. Pelicans picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer simulation model at SportsLine.

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The model has set its sights on New Orleans vs. Golden State and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for the game:

  • Warriors vs. Pelicans spread: Warriors -4.5
  • Warriors vs. Pelicans over/under: 220 points
  • Warriors vs. Pelicans money line: Warriors: -182, Pelicans: +152
  • Warriors vs. Pelicans picks: See picks here

What you need to know about the Pelicans

The Pelicans waltzed into their matchup on Thursday with two straight wins, and they left with three. They walked away with a 135-123 victory over the Kings. The Pelicans got their win on the backs of several key players, but it was CJ McCollum out in front who went 9 for 12 from beyond the arc en route to 31 points and 7 assists. Another player making a difference was Zion Williamson, who scored 31 points along with six assists and three steals. 

Williamson leads the team in scoring, averaging 23.0 points per game. The Pelicans currently hold the sixth seed in the Western Conference, and can avoid the Play-In Tournament with a win in either of their final two games. The Pelicans are 13-6-1 against the spread in their last 20 games as the road underdog. See which team to pick here.

What you need to know about the Warriors

Meanwhile, the defenses reigned supreme when the Warriors and the Trail Blazers played on Thursday. The Warriors came out on top against the Trail Blazers by a score of 100-92. The victory was nothing new for Golden State as they're now sitting on three straight.

The Warriors are locked into one of the four spots in the Play-In Tournament, so they may opt to rest Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. All-Star guard Stephen Curry has been on a recent tear, and enters this matchup averaging 26.3 points, 5.1 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game. The Warriors are 10-20-1 against the spread in their last 31 games when favored at home. See which team to pick here

How to make Warriors vs. Pelicans picks

The model has simulated Warriors vs. Pelicans 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 60% of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Warriors vs. Pelicans, and which side of the spread hits well over 60% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Warriors vs. Pelicans spread you need to jump on Friday, all from the model on an 83-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.