Article written by Jovan Alford
Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will complete their three-game road trip tonight against Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Warriors are riding a two-game winning streak after defeating the Houston Rockets 106-95 on Sunday night. As for the Pelicans, they are a perfect 2-0 to the start after defeating the New York Knicks 96-87 on Saturday.
Tonight’s game should be exciting as you have the old guard in the Warriors trying to assert themselves as the best in the West while the Pelicans are trying to prove to fans that they are good when healthy.
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Warriors vs. Pelicans odds, spread and total
Warriors vs. Pelicans how to watch
- Date: Monday, Oct. 30
- Game Time: 8:00 p.m. EST
- Venue: Smoothie King Center
- How to Watch (TV): NBA TV
- Warriors Record: 2-1
- Pelicans Record: 2-0
Warriors vs. Pelicans injury reports
Golden State Warriors injury report
- Draymond Green (probable, ankle)
- Jonathan Kuminga (questionable, knee)
- Klay Thompson (questionable, knee)
New Orleans Pelicans injury report
- Jose Alvarado (out, ankle)
- Naji Marshall (out, knee)
- Trey Murphy (out, knee)
Warriors vs. Pelicans key players to watch
Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry: The superstar point guard had a well-rounded performance against the Rockets on Sunday despite only shooting 37.5% from the field. Curry had 24 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.
This season, Curry is averaging 30.7 points per game, thanks to a 41-point game against the Kings on Friday night. Curry was dialed in from the perimeter as he shot an efficient 73.7% from the field and 70% from 3-point range. The Pelicans hope that Curry doesn’t show up tonight, or it will be a long game.
Chris Paul: A lot of fans and analysts were wondering how Paul was going to fit in with Golden State, and thus far, it’s been good! The future Hall of Fame point guard is averaging 10.7 points, 9.3 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game this season. It’s not a vintage CP3 statline, but it’s good enough for the role he’s playing for Golden State.
New Orleans Pelicans
Zion Williamson: A healthy Zion Williamson is good for the Pelicans and their fans. The former Duke star has looked like the guy we saw coming into the NBA draft, which is a good sign. This season, Williamson is recording 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. If he can stay healthy, the sky’s the limit for the Pelicans, who have dreams of making the playoffs and not playing in the play-in tournament.
C.J. McCollum: McCollum gets lost in the shuffle because of the Pelicans’ two young stars, Brandon Ingram and Willamson. However, the 32-year-old two-guard is an excellent third piece to play alongside Ingram and Willamson. This season, McCollum is averaging 18.8 points per game on 44.4% shooting from the field and 44.4% from deep. But he’s also producing 6.5 assists per game, which would be a career-high if this trend continues throughout the season.
Warriors vs. Pelicans prediction and pick
DraftKings Sportsbook surprisingly has the Pelicans as a 4.5-point home favorite against the Warriors tonight. That doesn’t come as a surprise because Green, Thompson, and Kuminga are all listed on the injury report, and it’s the second night of a back-to-back for Golden State.
The Warriors could opt to sit Green or Thompson, which won’t move the line a ton, but it still gives New Orleans a great shot to win. Last season, Golden State was 6-18 against the spread as a road favorite. The Warriors also had one of the worst road records in the NBA (11-35) in 2022-23.
As for the Pelicans, they come into this game with a clean bill of health. New Orleans has been one of the best defensive teams early on, allowing 95.5 points per game (third in the NBA), and has a defensive rating of 94.3 (second in the Association). However, the Pelicans have had issues scoring (103.5 points per game), which is puzzling as they are ranked 10th in pace (101.3).
Nonetheless, with this being the second game of a back-to-back for Golden State and both teams playing solid defense, I’ll take the UNDER 224.5 points for tonight.
Pick: UNDER 224.5 (-110)
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