through 3 quarters
There is only a quarter left between the Golden State Warriors and the victory they were meant to achieve before tonight. Three quarters and their attack really knew how to impose its will, dominating the New Orleans Pelicans 88-68.
Golden State enjoyed the team combination of forward Draymond Green and point guard Stephen Curry. The former has eight points and five assists in addition to eight rebounds, while the latter has 19 points and four assists with two blocks. However, Green has to be careful, as he has big issues with four.
Center Jonas Valanciunas has led the way so far for New Orleans, having achieved a double-double with 20 points and 13 boards. A double-double would be Valanciunas’ eighth in a row.
If the game was over at this point, it would be the Pelicans’ worst line of defeat yet this year.
New Orleans @ Golden State
Current records: New Orleans 1-8; Gold State 6-1
What there is to know
The Golden State Warriors are 21-5 against the New Orleans Pelicans since October 2015, and they will have the chance to extend that success on Friday. The Warriors will stay home for another game and host New Orleans at 10 p.m. ET on November 5 at the Chase Center. If the game looks like Golden State’s 125-122 win when they last met in May, the scorer will be very busy.
It all went in the direction of Golden State against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday as they won 114-92. The score was tight at half-time, but Golden State pulled out in the second half with 61 points. They can attribute much of their success to shooter Jordan Poole, who shot 7 for 16 from beyond the arc and finished with 31 points.
Meanwhile, New Orleans fell far behind the Sacramento Kings when they played on Wednesday, losing 112-99. Shooting goaltender Josh Hart had a pretty forgettable game, finishing with just nine points on a 4-for-11 shot during his 31 minutes on the field.
The Warriors are the favorites in this one, with an expected win margin of 8.5 points. They might be worth trying their hand at ATS as they are currently on a two-game winning streak against ATS.
Golden State’s victory took them to 6-1 while the Pelicans’ loss brought them down to 1-8. A few defensive numbers to keep in mind before kick-off: Golden State kept their opponents at a field goal percentage of 42.10%, which puts them third in the league. On the other end of the spectrum, New Orleans allowed their opponents to shoot 47.20 percent from the ground on average, which is the fourth highest allowed shooting percentage in the league. So the cards are definitely stacked against New Orleans.
How to watch
- When: Friday at 10 p.m. ET
- Or: Chase Center – San Francisco, California
- TV: ESPN
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- To follow: CBS Sports app
- Cost of the ticket: $ 38.80
The Warriors are an 8.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.
Bettors were in line with the betting community on this one as the game opened with an 8.5 point spread and stayed there.
Over / Under: -110
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History of the series
Golden State has won 21 of its last 26 games against New Orleans.
- May 14, 2021 – Golden State 125 vs. New Orleans 122
- May 04, 2021 – New Orleans 108 vs. Golden State 103
- May 03, 2021 – Golden State 123 vs. New Orleans 108
- February 23, 2020 – New Orleans 115 vs. Golden State 101
- December 20, 2019 – Golden State 106 v New Orleans 102
- November 17, 2019 – New Orleans 108 vs. Golden State 100
- October 28, 2019 – Golden State 134 v New Orleans 123
- April 09, 2019 – Golden State 112 vs. New Orleans 103
- January 16, 2019 – Golden State 147 v New Orleans 140
- October 31, 2018 – Golden State 131 vs. New Orleans 121
- May 08, 2018 – Golden State 113 v New Orleans 104
- May 06, 2018 – Golden State 118 v New Orleans 92
- May 04, 2018 – New Orleans 119 v Golden State 100
- May 01, 2018 – Golden State 121 vs. New Orleans 116
- April 28, 2018 – Golden State 123 vs. New Orleans 101
- April 07, 2018 – New Orleans 126 vs. Golden State 120
- December 04, 2017 – Golden State 125 vs New Orleans 115
- November 25, 2017 – Golden State 110 v New Orleans 95
- October 20, 2017 – Golden State 128 vs. New Orleans 120
- April 08, 2017 – Golden State 123 vs. New Orleans 101
- December 13, 2016 – Golden State 113 v New Orleans 109
- November 07, 2016 – Golden State 116 v New Orleans 106
- October 28, 2016 – Golden State 122 v New Orleans 114
- March 14, 2016 – Golden State 125 v New Orleans 107
- October 31, 2015 – Golden State 134 v New Orleans 120
- October 27, 2015 – Golden State 111 v New Orleans 95
Golden State injury report
- Gary Payton II: Decision during the match (ankle)
- James Wiseman: out (knee)
- Klay Thompson: absent (Achille)
New Orleans injury report
- Brandon Ingram: Decision during the match (Hip)
- Herbert Jones: Decision during the match (concussion)
- Zion Williamson: absent (foot)
- Daulton Men: Out (Leg)