Free NBA Picks Today: Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/28/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Golden State Warriors vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/28/23
Tue 28th March 2023

The Golden State Warriors (39-37, 30-8 Home), one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, welcome the New Orleans Pelicans (38-37, 14-24 Away) on Tuesday.

New Orleans is playing the second of a back-to-back after blowing out the Portland Trail Blazers 124-90 at Moda Center at the Rose Quarter yesterday, their fifth win in a row. Brandon Ingram had a standout performance with 29 points.

The Pelicans are ninth in the Western Conference. Golden State lost a close one on Sunday at Chase Center, falling to the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-96. Jordan Poole had 27 points in the losing effort to lead the team. The Warriors are sixth in the Western Conference.

The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Golden State will be looking to split the season series after triumphing in only one of the three prior meetings, including a 108-99 victory at Chase Center on March 3.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 27 points. CJ McCollum had 25 points and six rebounds in the loss. The Pels have been led this season by McCollum, who is averaging 20.9 points per game. McCollum also has dished 5.9 assists per game.

Meanwhile, Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. Thompson and Poole have powered the Warriors’ offense, averaging 21.7 and 20.4 points per game, respectively.

Kevon Looney is pulling down 9.1 rebounds per game, and Draymond Green is distributing 6.7 assists. With 118.2 points per game, the Warriors are one of the highest-scoring offenses in the league (2nd).

The Pelicans are 1-4 in five visits to Chase Center. New Orleans has won three in a row away from home this season. Meanwhile, the Pelicans are 4-6 this season when playing on consecutive nights and 4-5 in such games against opponents with at least a day of rest. The Warriors are 4-2 with a rest advantage.

New Orleans is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +11.2 (116.2-105.0). For the season, the Pelicans are averaging 114.4 points per game, compared to 112.4 for opponents. Golden State has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 119.7 points per game on average while scoring only 118.6 (-1.1 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jonas Valanciunas: 36.2 | 26.1 | +10.1
Larry Nance Jr.: 6.8 | 14.3 | -7.5
Points per game:
Trey Murphy III: 19.6 | 13.8 | +5.8
Rebounds per game:
Jonas Valanciunas: 16.0 | 10.1 | +5.9
Larry Nance Jr.: 3.6 | 5.5 | -1.9
Assists per game:
Brandon Ingram: 8.6 | 5.4 | +3.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jonathan Kuminga: 20.0 | 14.8 | +5.2
Donte DiVincenzo: 10.6 | 16.8 | -6.2
Points per game:
Jonathan Kuminga: 14.4 | 9.6 | +4.8
Donte DiVincenzo: 4.8 | 9.1 | -4.3

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

GS Warriors -8.5 (-110)

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