NBA Picks, Previews, and Predictions

Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Predictions and Preview for 4/10/2022

Golden State Warriors takes on New Orleans Pelicans on 4/10/2022 at 09:40 PM.

The Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans face off in an important game for both teams. Golden State Warriors has a record of 52-29 this regular season. New Orleans Pelicans is 36-45 this regular season. Both have players to meet and know.

Golden State Warriors Team Defense Preview




They have an elite level defense and fans may not appreciate it because they get so fixated on scoring, dunks, and drama, but this defense is as good as it gets right now. A defensive effiency rating of 106.8 would certainly justify such praise. This analysis would be woefully incomplete without going into further detail aside from just a defensive efficiency rating.

They are doing a great job forcing bad shots from opposing offenses, they are among the leaders in the NBA. Their ability to keep opponents from scoring at the rim is among the best in the NBA. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

Golden State Warriors Team Offense Preview




You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.2, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a team that is basically of average tempo.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .580 which is considered to be slightly above average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .550, which is considered to be above average. They attempt .456 of their shots from three point range. They take three point shots more than many in the NBA. They made .362 of their shots from three point range. They are a slightly above average three point shooting team. They made .768 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They would be considered below average from the charity stripe.

They have an offensive rebounding rate of 22.8% this season. They are a below average rebounding team.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Defense Preview

You should not have high expectations considering their defensive efficiency is 112.7, but relatively speaking it is still a rather average defense. Now that we know what the overall defense looks like, it is time to understand why this defense is the way it is.

They are an average team when it comes to the shot quality of their opponents. Their defensive efforts at keeping offenses from getting to the rim should not go unnoticed. There is an inconsistent effort to keeping opponents from scoring at the rim though.

Nothing will blow you away about their ability to force live ball turnovers.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Offense Preview


You should not have high expectations considering their offensive efficiency is 112.0, but relatively speaking it is still a slightly above-average offense. Now that we know what the overall offense looks like, it is time to understand why this offense is the way it is. This is a slower than average team when it comes to the pace of play.

Their True Shooting Percentage is .557 which is considered to be below average. Their Effective Field Goal Rate is .518, which is considered to be below average. They attempt .364 of their shots from three point range. They take threes less often than many in the NBA. They made .332 of their shots from three point range. This team is dreadful from beyond the arc, they have shooters, but they need makers. They made .789 of their shots from the Free Throw Line. They are a slightly above average Free Throw shooting team.

They rebounded 26.8% of their missed shots. This is an above average offensive rebounding team.

The Golden State Warriors Roster

The Players to Watch for Golden State Warriors

Andrew Wiggins 6-7 197 SF

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jordan Poole 6-4 194 SG

He is an important offensive option on this team this season.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Stephen Curry 6-2 185 PG

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

He does not attack the rim as much as he should. There is nothing special regarding his shot selection on the perimeter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. At the Free Throw Line, he is an above average Free Throw shooter.

He sets up his teammates in an above-average fashion. He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

The New Orleans Pelicans Roster

The Players to Watch for New Orleans Pelicans

Herbert Jones 6-8 210 PF

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. He is not considered a frequent three point shooter. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Jonas Valančiūnas 6-11 265 C

He is a positive impactful starter who makes an impact for this team.

There is nothing special regarding his shot selection inside the perimeter. Shooting three point shots is either a rarity or it never happens, he gets his work done in the paint. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He does not do the things he needs to do to get himself to the Free Throw Line consistently. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is a below-average distributor, but this may have a lot to do with offensive role.He does not turn it over more or less than anyone. He makes an effort to get offensive rebounds, but he is not a leader in this metric.

Devonte’ Graham 6-1 195 PG

He is a general rotation player on this team. Nothing too special thus far.

He likes to drift out there on offense, he is not very active near the rim. Three point shooting is an important part of his game. In man-to-man defense, playing fairly standard defense against him on the perimeter is advisable. He is a bit more of a jump shot oriented player so he does not get fouled as much. He is a generally average Free Throw Shooter.

He is an average distributor in this offense. He has done a better job than most protecting the basketball.He could be a better offensive rebounder, but he has not put it together yet this season.

Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Golden State Warriors 110 New Orleans Pelicans 107

Spread Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -110 Bovada Get up to $750 with the promo code ‘BTCSWB750’
Moneyline Pick: Golden State Warriors -185 BetAnySports
Under Pick: Under 221.5 -110 Bovada Get up to $750 with the promo code ‘BTCSWB750’