New Orleans Vs Golden State NBA Playoffs Game 1 Odds & Pick

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New Orleans Vs Golden State NBA Playoffs Game 1 Odds & Pick

The New Orleans Pelicans had to beat the Spurs in the final game of the regular season for the honor of beating the Association’s top team and odds on favorite to win the NBA Championship: the Golden State Warriors. This tilt will feature some of the best young talent in basketball with Golden State’s phenom Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and New Orleans’ Anthony Davis.

Golden State leads the NBA in scoring, field-goal percentage and 3-point percentage. However, New Orleans is second in the league allowing opponents to shoot just 32 percent from 3-point range.

An In-Depth Look At The New Orleans Vs Golden State NBA Playoffs Game 1 Odds & Pick

Matchup: New Orleans Pelicans at Golden State Warriors
Date: Apr. 18, 2015 
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET 
Location: Oakland, CA
Stadium: ORACLE Arena
Stream: ESPN/WatchESPN
Radio: New Orleans Vs Golden State
Point Spread: Golden State -11.5
Moneyline: New Orleans +635 vs Golden State -970
Game Total: 204
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Season Series Straight Up: Golden State 3-1
Season Series Against the Spread: Golden State 2-2

NBA Finals New Orleans Pelicans’ Projected Starting Lineup:

NBA Finals Golden State Warriors’ Projected Starting Lineup:

  • Anthony Davis, PF 6-10, 24.4 PPG, 10.2 RPG
  • Omer Asik, C 7-0, 7.3 PPG, 9.8 RPG
  • Eric Gordon, SG 6-4, 13.4 PPG, 3.8 APG
  • Tyreke Evans, SG 6-6, 16.6 PPG, 6.6 APG
  • Quincy Pondexter, SG 6-7, 7.2 PPG, 2.6 RPG
  • David Lee, PF 6-9, 8.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG
  • Harrison Barnes, SF 6-8, 10.4 PPG, 5.5 RPG
  • Andrew Bogut, C 7-0, 6.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG
  • Stephen Curry, PG 6-3, 23.7 PPG, 7.9 RPG
  • Klay Thompson, SG 6-7, 21.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG

The Warriors went 3-1 straight up record and 2-2 against the spread in the four head-to-head games against the Pelicans this season. The game total was split with two games going UNDER and two OVER. The lone Pelicans win against the the Warriors was powered by a 29-point, 10-rebound performance by Davis. He’ll have to produce similar numbers if the Pelicans hope to knock off the favorite in the Western Conference.

"We look at ourselves as an elite team. We feel like we can play with anybody and we can beat anybody on any given night," said Davis after that win. "We just got to go out there and play that way."

Golden State is 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games going back to last season against New Orleans.

Led by power forward Anthony Davis (24.4 PPG, 10.2 RPG, 2.9 APG) and shooting guard Tyreke Evans (16.6 PPG, 6.6 APG, 5.3 RPG), New Orleans averages 99.4 points per game (16th), shooting 45.7 % from the field, adding 22.0 assists per game (11th). The Pelicans allowed 98.6 points per game (11th) while grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game (16th) during the regular season.

Golden State averaged 110.0 points per game (1st), 27.4 assists per game (1st), while shooting 47.8% from the field (1st) during the regular season. The Warriors defense allowed 99.3 points per game (14th) and grabbed 44.6 rebounds per game (5th). The Warriors are led by MVP candidate Steph Curry (23.8 PPG, 7.7 APG, 4.3 RPG) and shooting guard Klay Thompson (21.7 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.9 APG)

The Pelicans 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog of 11.0 or greater, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU win, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 first round games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games.

The Warriors are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 Saturday games, 15-2 ATS in their last 17 first round games, 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 games playing on 2 days rest, but 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall, and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

NBA Free Picks: Pelicans 102-116 Warriors.