New Orleans vs. Golden State Total
New Orleans vs. Golden State,
05/01/2018 22:30 EDT,
Score: 116 - 121
Total: -106/+227½ Over
7-Unit Play #709 Take New Orleans/Golden State OVER (10:30 p.m. EST, Tuesday May 1)
We will give the Pelicans a mulligan for Game 1. That was an embarrassing loss for a team that has played as well as anyone in the NBA the last month+. We think that it was more of an off game than any sign that the series will be a four-game blowout. New Orleans had covered in nine straight games before that Game 1 loss and we expect them to play much better here tonight. And we are getting an even better line here than we did in Game 1. Even though the total has been inflated after the over just missed in Game 1, we expect the Pelicans to be more competitive and the pace here should be very fast as the Pels have stated they won’t slow down despite the Game 1 result. If New Orleans had played better on offense that total may have surpassed 240 because of the pace, and we think that might be the kind of game we see tonight.