Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball game on Thursday December 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm EST on TNT Television.
The (8-8) New Orleans Pelicans of the Western Conference Southwest division will make the trip from the Big Easy to Northern California to take on the (15-2) Golden State Warriors of the Western Conference Pacific division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at ancient Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. This Sports Handicapper believes the New Orleans Pelicans are in the strongest division in the NBA and playing it will make them better down the road. The Golden State Warriors have gone to another level since the hiring of Steve Kerr; they are a team to contend with in the toughest conference in Basketball. The Opening betting line has Golden State as an eight-point home favorite Against The Spread, and the total is at 207-points for Thursday Night’s game.
2014-15 New Orleans Pelicans were on a three-game losing streak before their much needed 112-104 divisional home win vs. Oklahoma City on December 2nd. New Orleans will be without often injured shooting guard Eric Gordon, who is on the shelf with a shoulder injury. New Orleans has only covered the number twice their last ten vs. Golden State, and the under has come in the last five times the teams have played. New Orleans has played six of their last ten away from home and are 3-3 Against The Spread, going over three times and staying under three their last six Free Winning NBA Expert Point Spread Predictions away from the New Orleans Arena. The key to a Pelican win is their versatile Center/Forward Anthony Davis, who is becoming one of the rising stars in the National Basketball Association. Point guard Jrue Holiday must continue to feed the big man.
The 2014-15 Golden State Warriors have won ten in a row and were one of the hottest teams in the NBA and has scored over 100-points in eight of the ten. The Warriors have balance in the backcourt and the paint; this team is going to make some noise come playoff time. If they keep playing like this, there could be another parade in the Bay Area, where World Series Champions San Francisco Giants celebrated. Golden State has stayed under their last four at home and 6-4 their last ten at home, going over the total four times and staying under six. Golden State has one of the best backcourts in all of basketball with Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, when they get Center/Forward David Lee back they will be even better and that’s scary.
Free Pick: Golden State-8.