New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Predictions, Odds, Picks

  • The Pelicans have now lost five in a row and still have two more games on this road trip.
  • The Golden State Warriors want to extend their winning streak to three in a row!
  • The Warriors have won two of their last three meetings with the Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Odds

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Team Point Spread Total Money Line
New Orleans Pelicans +9 (-110)
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O 219.5 (-110)
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+325
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Golden State Warriors -9 (-110)
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U 219.5 (-110)
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-450
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New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Predictions and Picks

Give credit to the New Orleans Pelicans, they’re fighting hard. However, their depth of talent isn’t enough with their two stars injured. The Warriors on the other hand are on a roll and boast the best defensive rating in the league!

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Golden State Warriors def. New Orleans Pelicans (-450)

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Head-to-Head: New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors

New Orleans Pelicans Head-to-Head Golden State Warriors
Willie Green Head Coach Steve Kerr
1-8 (15th in West) Standing 6-1 (2nd in West)
W-W-W-W Form W-W-L-W
103.3 (24th of 30) Off Rtg 106.9 (16th of 30)
111.0 (28th of 30) Def Rtg 97.1 (1st of 30)
100.1 (16th of 30) Pace 102.8 (3rd of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

B. Ingram (25.0) PPG S. Curry (26.7)
J. Valanciunas (14.1) RPG D. Green (8.9)
D. Graham (5.4) APG D. Green (7.1)
D. Graham (1.6) SPG J. Poole (1.6)
J. Valanciunas (1.1) BPG D. Green (1.0)
J. Hart (.553)/B. Ingram (10.3) FG%/FGM G. Payton II (.667)/S. Curry (8.6)
J. Valanciunas (.533)/D. Graham (3.2) 3P%/3PM G. Payton II (.667)/S. Curry (4.9)

NOP: Resistance… From Anyone!

The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off of a loss to the Sacramento Kings. A disappointing loss because it was the “easiest” match in what is an absolutely brutal four-game road trip.

New Orleans had a chance against Sacramento, but each player gave up as much as they earned. Valanciunas is their centerpiece on offense, but he can’t seem to guard anyone off the bounce. Devonte’ Graham got off to a good start, but faded as the game went on.

The Pelicans need a spark of inspiration, to overcome the fact that they’re so outmatched with their stars unavailable. They need to find it on the defensive end, considering they let the Kings to shoot 52.5% on them in their last game.

Pelicans Key Player: (G) Nickeil Alexander-Walker


The Pelicans need inspiration from somewhere and it may very well come from second-year guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker. One of the few individually scoring-adept players left on the healthy Pelicans roster, the Canadian needs to take on a leading role.

Alexander-Walker got off to a decent start to the season, but cooled off after about four games. He is coming off of a small resurgence against the Kings, where he posted a decent 16 points, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds.

The Pelicans’ sophomore guard does need to improve his efficiency shooting the ball though. He’s converting on just 35.2% of his shots from the field and 26.3% of his shots from three. He needs to improve on his shot selection if New Orleans hopes to steal a win over the Warriors.

GSW: Don’t Get Complacent

The Golden State Warriors are cruising, coming off of a fantastic win over the Charlotte Hornets. When they face the Pelicans, they need to remain focused despite the supposed weaknesses of their opponents.

The Pelicans are struggling with their star players out, but they still do a lot that can trouble Golden State. While the Warriors swarm the paint, they could struggle with the size and efficiency of Jonas Valanciunas and Jaxson Hayes in the paint.

The Warriors already rebound as a group, evidenced by their 49.9 rebounds per game, but they’ll need to show some fight against some bruising big men.

Warriors Key Player: (G) Jordan Poole


Jordan Poole was looked at as the player to take a big jump for the Warriors this season, but he’s been hot and cold through seven games. In his most recent outing, Pooled showed off how dangerous he can be as a scorer.

Poole is coming off of a game where he posted 31 points and 4 steals on 52.4% shooting from the field, all while hitting 7 three-point field goals.

The Warriors have plenty of options on offence, but Poole has the greatest potential to be an excellent secondary scorer. With another weak defence in front of him, we’ll see if he can find some consistency.

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How to Watch New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors

New Orleans Pelicans vs Golden State Warriors Information
Teams New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors
Location Chase Center, San Francisco, California
Time 10:00 PM EST, November 5th, 2021
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