Warriors vs Pelicans Prediction & NBA Betting Preview – May 3, 2021
Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction and NBA betting preview on this Monday, May 3, 2021 basketball game.
Warriors vs Pelicans NBA Betting Preview:
Free NBA Picks and Predictions on this Monday May 3, 2021 basketball game between the Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans. This matchup tipping off at 7:40pm et at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The Draftkings NBA odds have the Pelicans listed as -1.5 point favorites and the over/under at 236.5 points.
With just 8 games left in the regular season, there are currently 4 teams fighting that for last playoff seed in the Western Conference. The Grizzlies are just a half game ahead of the Warriors and Spurs and the Pelicans will likely need to win out to give themselves any chance in making the playoffs. Due to the crazy scheduling this season, three of the Pelicans last eight games will be against the Warriors, so this series will have a ton of impact on who gets into that last playoff spot.
Golden State comes into this game at the .500 mark this season at 32-32 overall after picking up the 113-87 win against the worst team in the league, the Houston Rockets. They held the Rockets to just 21% from 3-point land and 36% from the field. Everyone has been witnessing Steph Curry play at an MVP level, now leading the league scoring an average of 31.3 points per game.
Over these last ten games, Curry has been averaging over 35 points per game, so expect him to put up another 30 plus point night against this Pelicans defense.
Golden State is 2-4 against the spread in their last 6 games and the total has gone under in 5 of the Warriors last 7 games.
New Orleans comes into this game 29-35 overall after winning their last two games into a row including a thrilling 140-136 overtime win against the Timberwolves on Saturday. Zion Williamson had a monster game putting up 37 points along with Lonzo Ball’s career-high 33 point night.
The Pelicans at home this season score an average of 116 points per game, but give up an average of 114 points per game on defense.
New Orleans is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games and the total has gone under in 4 of the Pelicans last 5 games.
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