Game of the Month

Game of the Month

New Orleans vs. Golden State, 05/01/2018 22:30 EDT, Score: 116 - 121

Total: -108/+227 Under

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

This is a 10* play on [email protected] to go Under the total.

The total for Game 1 was bet up as high as 227, but came up short landing on 224 after a low scoring second half. I bet on the under, and here is what I said prior to the game: "The Pelicans and the Warriors were both ranked near the top of the NBA in scoring during the regular season, and not surprisingly, they have a history of playing high scoring games. They have gone over in eight of the last 10 head to head meetings, but all 10 of those games were in the regular season. The Pelicans are not the same team here in the playoffs that they were when they ranked 29th in the NBA allowing over 110 points per game. The Warriors held the Spurs to an average of less than 97 points per game in their first round series, and they have gone under in five of their last six home games versus a team with a winning record. The Pelicans have failed to reach the total in seven of their last nine road games, and the under is 4-0 in their last four Conference Semi Final games. The Warriors have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the two teams." I am not reading much into the return of Steph Curry, as I don't expect him to log full minutes. I think Kerr will be happy to get Curry some playing time, but I expect Kevin Durant to continue to carry the load. The number still looks a little inflated, and I'll take the under.



Jesse Schule

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