A pivotal matchup in the Western Conference has the New Orleans Pelicans (38-37) and the Golden State Warriors (39-37) battling on Tuesday night. The Warriors currently sit a half-game up on the Pelicans in the NBA standings and are the seventh seed. New Orleans is in the eighth spot heading into this contest. In the last game on March 3, Golden State beat New Orleans 108-99. Andrew Wiggins (personal) and Zion Williamson (hamstring) remain out for their respective teams.
Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Chase Center in San Francisco. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Warriors as an 8-point favorite in the latest Pelicans vs. Warriors odds. The over/under for total points is set at 234.5. Before making any Warriors vs. Pelicans picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Warriors and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the NBA lines and trends for Warriors vs. Pelicans:
- Pelicans vs. Warriors spread: Golden State -8
- Pelicans vs. Warriors Over-Under: 234.5 points
- Pelicans vs. Warriors money line: Golden State -355, New Orleans +278
- NO: Pelicans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- GS: Warriors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record
- Pelicans vs. Warriors picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Warriors can cover
Jordan Poole is a secure and agile ball handler who knows how to break down defenders at all three levels due to his shot-making ability and court vision. The Michigan product averages 20.4 points and 4.6 assists while knocking down 2.6 3-pointers per contest. He's scored at least 27 points in back-to-back games, including on March 24 versus the Philadelphia 76ers, when Poole had 33 points, three assists, and went 6-of-11 from downtown.
Forward Jonathan Kuminga is an athletic, downhill scorer who has superb explosiveness when driving to the rim and has a soft touch in the lane. The 20-year-old puts up 9.6 points and 3.3 boards per game. He's scored in double figures in four of his last six matchups. On March 22 against the Dallas Mavericks, Kuminga dropped 22 points with two steals.
Why the Pelicans can cover
Forward Brandon Ingram is a smooth three-level scorer who has the skill set to penetrate the lane or shoot right over defenders consistently. The Duke product logs 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 5.4 assists per contest. He has scored at least 30 points in three of the last four games. On March 25, Ingram finished with 32 points and 13 assists.
Center Jonas Valanciunas is an active and assertive rebounder. Valanciunas has relentless energy in the paint and has a soft touch around the rim. The 30-year-old is ninth in the NBA in rebounds (10.1) with 14.3 points per contest. He's also tied for fifth in the league in double-doubles (40), and in his last game, Valanciunas had 10 points and 21 rebounds.
How to make Pelicans vs. Warriors picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 232 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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