The New Orleans Pelicans are still searching for their first win of the season and take on another winless team on Monday, the Golden State Warriors.
After winning all five games in the preseason, the New Orleans Pelicans have not been as lucky in the regular season. The Pelicans are off to an 0-3 start and are back at home on Monday against another team searching for a win, the 0-2 Golden State Warriors.
Although the record is not ideal for the Pelicans, there have been some promising takeaways from this first week of action. Most notably, Brandon Ingram has really taken a step up and has shown more of that all-star potential that has been held over his head since draft day.
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Regardless of what has happened, whether good or bad, on the individual scale, the New Orleans Pelicans have been in every single game thus far and could have easily won all three if a few certain shots went in instead of bricking out.
In terms of the spread record for you gamblers out there, the Pelicans are 1-2 on the season. Their first win against the spread game in the third game of the year against the Houston Rockets, where they lost by two while being 12-point underdogs.
We have been giving our betting guides and predictions for each Pelicans game thus far this year and we also are 1-2, as we have taken New Orleans in each game. Maybe we are not the best outlet to take advice from.
The New Orleans Pelicans are five-point favorites in this matchup against the Warriors, courtesy of the Action Network.
For the first time all year, we have to go against the Pelicans and take the Warriors +5 in this game.
Yes, the Warriors have not won a game this year and just got dismantled by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Yes, they look noticeably different without Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson and are extremely thin in depth.
Russell only had six points in that game against the Warriors—that is not going to happen again. This is a team that can still barrage three-pointers down their opposition’s throat and I firmly believe that if you can get the Warriors +5 or higher, you should bet it every time.
Sometimes it is going to lose, but more times it is going to hit. Hopefully, we can get the best of both worlds and have the New Orleans Pelicans win by 1-4 points.