New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/3/21

The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Golden State Warriors look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 112.9 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 31.3 points and 5.8 assists while Andrew Wiggins is averaging 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Poole is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 27 points and 7.1 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24 points and five rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.

The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Pelicans are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 Monday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Warriors last 7 overall. The over is 40-19 in Pelicans last 59 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Golden State Warriors are playing some of their best ball of the season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 1.8 points while allowing 44.1 percent shooting from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans have been one of the more inconsistent teams in the league all season long and they’re a tough team to get behind overall. This is a big game for both sides in terms of playoff seeding, but I have more confidence in the Warriors. Give me the free bucket.

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