The New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors are only separated by half a game and are just outside of the final automatic playoff spot in the Western Conference. This fourth and final regular-season meeting between the Pelicans (38-37) and the Warriors (39-37) may be one of the most important games of the season in the Western Conference.
New Orleans is the eighth seed entering tonight’s game, after winning their past five contests. The Pelicans have had issues on the road this season but have won their last three away games. That includes last night’s blowout victory in Portland.
Golden State gets the luxury of home for this game, and that bodes well for the team. The Warriors are 30-8 in San Francisco this season as opposed to 9-29 everywhere else. Sunday’s loss to Minnesota snapped a three-game winning streak and dropped them to seventh in the West.
The first three Pelicans vs. Warriors matchups this season ended in a win for the home team. Let’s see if tonight’s game will make it 4/4.
Pelicans vs. Warriors Match Details
Fixture: New Orleans Pelicans @ Golden State Warriors
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 10:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Chase Center
Pelicans vs. Warriors Injury Report
The Warriors will be missing a few players, with two key players probable to play. New Orleans hasn’t officially submitted its injury report, but Zion Williamson, Jose Alvarado, and E.J. Liddell are likely still out.
Pelicans vs. Warriors Odds
|Pelicans||+8.5 (-105)||Over 235.0 (-110)||+295|
|Warriors||-8.5 (-115)||Under 235.0 (-110)||-360|
Pelicans vs. Warriors Starting 5s
Pelicans: PG – CJ McCollum, SG – Trey Murphy III, SF – Brandon Ingram, PF – Herbert Jones, C – Jonas Valanciunas
Warriors: PG – Steph Curry, SG – Klay Thompson, SF – Donte DiVincenzo, PF – Draymond Green, C – Kevon Looney
Pelicans vs. Warriors Prediction
These teams are two of the worst teams on the road among clubs with playoff aspirations. While New Orleans has won its last three on the road, all by double-digits, two of those games came against teams focused on the draft at this point. Usually, the Pelicans stink on the road, and that includes their nine-point loss in Chase Center at the beginning of March. This will be their second straight night playing a game on the road, so fatigue will be a factor along with their typical issues when traveling. Golden State tends to take care of business at home, and with the significance of this contest, one could expect the Warriors to bring their best tonight. Take the Warriors to cover.