New Orleans @ Golden State
Current Records: New Orleans 31-39; Golden State 37-33
What to Know
The Golden State Warriors will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday at Chase Center after having had a few days off. Golden State will be strutting in after a victory while New Orleans will be stumbling in from a defeat.
The Warriors didn’t have too much breathing room in their contest with the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, but they still walked away with a 122-116 win. Among those leading the charge for Golden State was small forward Andrew Wiggins, who had 38 points in addition to seven boards.
Meanwhile, the matchup between New Orleans and the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday was not a total blowout, but with New Orleans falling 125-107 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. The Pelicans were down 111-80 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Center Jaxson Hayes (15 points), shooting guard Eric Bledsoe (15 points), shooting guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker (13 points), and point guard Kira Lewis Jr. (13 points) were the top scorers for New Orleans.
New Orleans is now 31-39 while Golden State sits at 37-33. New Orleans has been eliminated from playoff contention. Golden State is still in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs, so these next two games are critical for them.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Warriors are expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.
A pair of stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Golden State is stumbling into the game with the third most fouls per game in the league, having accrued 21.2 on average. To make matters even worse for Golden State, the Pelicans come into the matchup boasting the second most fouls drawn per game in the league at 21.4.
How To Watch
When: Friday at 9:30 p.m. ETWhere: Chase Center — San Francisco, CaliforniaTV: ESPNOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports App
The Warriors are a slight 1-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Warriors as a 5.5-point favorite.
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Golden State have won 20 out of their last 25 games against New Orleans.
May 04, 2021 – New Orleans 108 vs. Golden State 103May 03, 2021 – Golden State 123 vs. New Orleans 108Feb 23, 2020 – New Orleans 115 vs. Golden State 101Dec 20, 2019 – Golden State 106 vs. New Orleans 102Nov 17, 2019 – New Orleans 108 vs. Golden State 100Oct 28, 2019 – Golden State 134 vs. New Orleans 123Apr 09, 2019 – Golden State 112 vs. New Orleans 103Jan 16, 2019 – Golden State 147 vs. New Orleans 140Oct 31, 2018 – Golden State 131 vs. New Orleans 121May 08, 2018 – Golden State 113 vs. New Orleans 104May 06, 2018 – Golden State 118 vs. New Orleans 92May 04, 2018 – New Orleans 119 vs. Golden State 100May 01, 2018 – Golden State 121 vs. New Orleans 116Apr 28, 2018 – Golden State 123 vs. New Orleans 101Apr 07, 2018 – New Orleans 126 vs. Golden State 120Dec 04, 2017 – Golden State 125 vs. New Orleans 115Nov 25, 2017 – Golden State 110 vs. New Orleans 95Oct 20, 2017 – Golden State 128 vs. New Orleans 120Apr 08, 2017 – Golden State 123 vs. New Orleans 101Dec 13, 2016 – Golden State 113 vs. New Orleans 109Nov 07, 2016 – Golden State 116 vs. New Orleans 106Oct 28, 2016 – Golden State 122 vs. New Orleans 114Mar 14, 2016 – Golden State 125 vs. New Orleans 107Oct 31, 2015 – Golden State 134 vs. New Orleans 120Oct 27, 2015 – Golden State 111 vs. New Orleans 95
Injury Report for Golden State
Stephen Curry: Out (Lower Body)Draymond Green: Out (Finger)Andrew Wiggins: Out (Knee)Kelly Oubre Jr.: Out (Wrist)Damion Lee: Out (Covid-19)James Wiseman: Out for the Season (Knee)Klay Thompson: Out for the Season (Achilles)
Injury Report for New Orleans
Steven Adams: Out (Toe)Wes Iwundu: Out (Shoulder)Josh Hart: Out (Thumb)Brandon Ingram: Out (Ankle)Lonzo Ball: Out (Thumb)Zion Williamson: Out (Finger)