New Orleans is coming off a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, which might not seem like much, but it is since both Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were on the floor together for the first time this season. Golden State comes into this game riding a 10-game win streak. An 11th consecutive win would tie a franchise record. The Warriors have played just seven games at home, winning six of them this year. We are going to put our money down on the host Warriors as they move to 16-2.
Warriors enjoying stellar start to the NBA season
Golden State has jumped out to a 15-2 record, has won 10 games in a row and sits atop the Western Conference standings by percentage points over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors are loving the play of Stephen Curry, who is making an early-season case for league MVP. The most amazing thing about this win streak is that is came after losing back-to-back games to Phoenix and San Antonio, their only two losses of the season.
Pelicans struggling to get it going right now
With an 8-8 record, the Pelicans are having trouble winning games on a consistent basis. Anthony Davis has played well, also an early-season favorite for league MVP, but the Pelicans have not been able to string together victories. They do enter this game following a win over the Thunder, who had both Westbrook and Durant on the court for the first time this year, but are just 5-5 in their last 10 games played.
On Thursday night, the Pelicans visit the Warriors for a Western Conference tilt. Golden State looks to stay atop the West standings with another win at home and their 11th in a row overall. We are going to spend 15 percent of our bankroll and bet it on the Warriors and the -8.5 (-110) spread at TopBet.eu as they take down the Pelicans.
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