Pelicans vs Warriors Prediction

May 14, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors have had their share of important contests throughout their history, both in the regular season and playoffs. Here, the Warriors and Pelicans meet again with the hope of scoring another important win over a familiar foe. In today's NBA picks, we look at the New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors matchup and give you our best bet for this game.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Betting Pick

The Pick: Warriors -2.5

This game will be played at 9:30 PM ET at Chase Center

Why bet the Warriors:

✅ The Golden State Warriors are still looking to seal a top-eight spot in the Western Conference. Doing so would allow them to win one game in the play-in tournament to get into the first round of the playoffs. They are still looking to hold off the Grizzlies for the eighth spot, and should be motivated here.

✅ The New Orleans Pelicans on the other hand, will not be motivated for this game. They are eliminated from playoff contention and it would serve them best to lose the rest of their games. They will likely sit their stars for this contest and come out flat as they contineu to struggle on defense.

✅ The defense of the New Orleans Pelicans have a bottom-five defense in the Western Conference this season. They have allowed 114.8 points per game this season, which bodes poorly against the explosive Steph Curry and the Warriors.

General Info About Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans

Where do the Golden State Warriors play their home games?

The Golden State Warriors play their home games at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. Before moving to San Francisco, the Warriors played in Oracle Arena in Oakland. There, they won multiple championships and were one of the best dynasties in the history of the game of basketball.

Where do the New Orleans Pelicans play their home games?

The New Orleans Pelicans participate in their home games at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Thanks to their history of having some of the top players in the sport each season, that venue is often the home for marquee games each year in the NBA, including this New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors tilt.

What is the key to this game?

The key to New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors is defense. Each season, both of these teams are known for putting plenty of points on the board. Because of that, this game will hinge on which side can prevent their opponent from putting points on the board at key moments.

Pelicans vs Warriors Predictions

When making predictions on this game between the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors, the key is to evaluate this series from every angle. Before every game, we look at the stats for these teams and across the league along with other factors to identify opportunities to turn a profit with our NBA picks. Among the markets we look at are the total, moneyline and point spread.

Warriors vs Pelicans Against the Spread Predictions

Wagering on games between the Warriors and Pelicans against the spread is all about deciding how many points the winner will win by. In the point spread market, points are taken from the total of the side that is favored. Alternatively, points can be added to the total of the side that is the underdog. Either way, the favorite has to win by enough points to cover the spread. On the other hand, the underdog doesn't have to win at all, and can just keep the game close enough to cover.

Golden State Warriors vs Pelicans Over/Under Betting

Betting on the over/under is one of the most popular ways to bet the NBA each season. Here, bettors are tasked with predicting how many points are scored in a basketball game. In the case of this battle between two West teams, the total is typically high as both teams can put up a lot of points. When betting the total, bettors have to understand stats such as tempo and efficiency on both ends of the floor for the season.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Warriors Moneyline Predictions

The moneyline market does not require bettors to wager with a point spread and the total number of points scored isn't relevant. All that matters is successfully predicting who will win this particular game. In the NBA, predicting who will win each game during the season requires an understanding of way more than just the statistics. Bettors also need to know about scheduling factors and other items that could impact motivation in games.

Pelicans vs Warriors Odds

The odds for games between the Pelicans and Warriors are formulated based on the statistical output of each team during the season. But they are adjusted from there, with injuries having a lot to do with those adjustments. One key player missing can have a big impact on the expected points scored by a team or the points they are expected to allow.

For that reason, NBA bettors need to pay attention to the latest injury reports. Having the latest information on who will and will not appear in each game can help bettors make informed decisions based on the current odds.

Live Streaming Warriors vs Pelicans

Fans of the NBA can watch the Pelicans and Warriors go at it each season. This can be done through a series of live streaming platforms that air games throughout the league. The main source of NBA streaming is the NBA League Pass service, which fans can use to watch the vast majority of action from throughout the league. Alternatively, fans can watch games through platforms like YouTube and Hulu.

Jay Sanin
Jay Sanin is a sports writer and broadcaster from Albany, NY. He has covered sports betting and the gambling industry since 2013.