Warriors vs Pelicans Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, March 3, 2023

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The Golden State Warriors (33-30) host the New Orleans Pelicans (31-32) at Chase Center, starting at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, March 3, 2023. The Pelicans are 5-point underdogs in the game. The point total in this game is set at 231.5.

How to bet Warriors vs. Pelicans

Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with bookmakers listing the Warriors as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Warriors have -200 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +167 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 231.5 points.

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Warriors vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Arena: Chase Center

Warriors vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Warriors are 30-32-1 against the spread this year. Golden State has won 26, or 63.4%, of the 41 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Warriors games this year have gone over the point total 35 times in 63 opportunities (55.6%).

In the Pelicans’ 63 games this year, they have 29 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 33.3% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (11-22). Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 33 of 63 opportunities (52.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Warriors Leaders
Klay Thompson 51 22 4.1 2.5 0.7 0.3 4.4
Jordan Poole 63 21 2.8 4.6 0.8 0.2 2.7
Donte DiVincenzo 53 9.4 4.3 3.2 1.4 0.2 2.2
Jonathan Kuminga 51 8.9 3.2 1.8 0.5 0.4 0.7
Draymond Green 55 8.2 7.4 6.9 1 0.8 0.6


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 28 23.5 5.1 4.8 0.7 0.4 1.6
CJ McCollum 56 21 4.3 5.9 0.9 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 61 14.2 9.7 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 60 12.7 3.6 1.3 1 0.5 2.2
Josh Richardson 48 11.2 2.8 3.1 1.2 0.3 1.7
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Warriors vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Jonas Valančiūnas: Doubtful (Calf), Josh Richardson: Out (Personal), Larry Nance: Out (Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg)

What you need to know about the Golden State Warriors

Golden State has been carried by its offense, as it ranks second-best in the NBA by scoring 118.3 points per game. It ranks 24th in the league in points allowed (117.5 per contest). In home games, the Warriors are posting 2.9 more points per game (119.7) than they are in away games (116.8). The Warriors have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 119.9 points per game in their last 10 outings, 1.6 points more than the 118.3 they’ve scored this year.

When it comes to three-point shooting, it’s been a dominant stretch for Golden State, who is sinking 16.6 three-pointers per game (best in NBA) and shooting 38.4% from downtown (third-best). The Warriors are attempting 47.1 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 52.2% of the shots they’ve taken (and 61.4% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 43.1 three-pointers per contest, which are 47.8% of their shots (and 38.6% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans is 15th in the league in points scored (114.4 per game) and 16th in points allowed (113.5). At home the Pelicans are putting up 114.8 points per game, 0.7 more than they are averaging on the road (114.1). Over their past 10 games, the Pelicans are averaging 112.5 points per game, compared to their season average of 114.4.

New Orleans makes 10.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 25th and 21st, respectively, in the league. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have taken 34.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.6% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 25.3% of the Pelicans’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74.7% have been 2-pointers.

Warriors vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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